Gift Policy

The Boulder Junction Public Library gladly accepts donations of money or materials that will improve library services for our community. Gifts are accepted by the Library Director and become library property.


The library accepts books or material donations with the understanding they will be considered for addition to the collection only if appropriate and needed. If they are not needed because of duplication, condition, or dated information the Library Director can dispose of them as they see fit. The same criteria of selection which are applied to purchased materials are applied to gifts.

Memorial gifts of books or monies to purchase new items are accepted. Recognition will be placed inside the materials indicating the donor’s and/or honored individual’s names. If memorial material becomes unacceptable for library purposes, as stated in the Collection Development and Maintenance policy, the Library Director will remove and/or replace the item with appropriate materials.

The library encourages and appreciates donations; however, due to our limited space we cannot accept:
• Reader’s Digest Condensed books
• Encyclopedias
• Back issues of monthly or quarterly magazines older than 6 months
• Back issues of weekly magazines more than 3 months
• Textbooks
• VHS or audiobooks on cassette
• Newspapers
• Any damaged materials, including those exposed to mold, water, or smoke

In case of capital equipment, acceptance of donations is up to the discretion of the Board of Trustees.

Under laws created by the IRS, the library and its employees are prohibited from attaching a monetary value or giving an appraisal to a gift-in-kind because the institution is considered an interested party. The library can provide an acknowledgment of receipt of the items if requested by the donor.

Adopted July 2001
Revised February 2003
Revised January 2009
Revised January 2021
January 2024