Whitefish Library Policies

2019. Donations of Library Materials.

The Whitefish Community Library’s collection of reading and listening materials has been increased and enriched by donations from its users and supporters. Those donations supplement the acquisition budget of the Library, and have made the collection stronger, more diverse, and more interesting.

Because of limited space, however, the Whitefish Community Library has adopted the following guidelines for all book and material donations:

• The decision to accept and add to the Library’s collection is solely within the discretion of the director of the Whitefish Community Library or the Library staff.

• Once a donation is accepted, the books and materials become the property of the Whitefish Community Library.

• Items not added to the Library’s collection may be sold, donated, or otherwise disposed of at the Library’s discretion. Books appropriate for resale will be given to the Whitefish Library Association (WLA). The WLA may sell them in the Library or at a book sale, or otherwise sell, donate, or dispose of items at their discretion. The WLA is a 501©3 non-profit organization that exists to enrich the quality of life in the Whitefish area by fostering the growth and success of the Whitefish Community Library.

• The Library will offer to provide a written receipt to the donor when the materials are accepted. It is the responsibility of the donor to determine the value of the donation for tax purposes.

Approved by the Whitefish Community Library Board of Trustees on March 10, 2021

Anne Shaw Moran, Chair

Revised February 7, 2024, Jessica Tubbs, Chair

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