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Donation Policy

Donation Guidelines & Information

The Vanderhoof Public Library welcomes donations of books and other materials.  Donations are added according to the same selection criteria as purchased materials.  However, since processing and housing materials is expensive, the Library reserves the right to accept or discard any materials received as donations.  In addition, the Library has the right to reject or discard any materials because of age or physical condition.

Donations that are not added to the collection are usually put in the Library book sales or forwarded to other libraries. Once received, materials are the exclusive property of the Vanderhoof Public Library. The Library may not accept for deposit materials of any kind, which are not outright gifts.

Cash donations and bequests of money may be made to the Vanderhoof Public Library.  The donor may request that these funds be used for the development of specific collections, but the Library Board reserves the right to select materials it deems appropriate.

We do not accept the following items:

  • musty, moldy or water damaged books
  • damaged books in need of repair
  • textbooks
  • music CDs or cassettes
  • VHS tapes
  • photo albums
  • stationery
  • binders
  • newspapers