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Gift Materials Policy

Thank you so much for giving a gift to the Bangor Public Library! Please review the information below:

Gift materials are accepted in accordance with the scope and collection development policies of the Bangor Public Library, and are subject to the following conditions:

  1. Gifts are accepted without conditions attached. Special housing or shelving cannot be promised, nor can the Library agree to keep intact a group of donated items.

  2. Decisions to add gift materials to the collection are subject to the same criteria as decisions to acquire materials by purchase. The Library reserves the right to decide where accepted gifts will be housed, and whether they will be cataloged or bound.

  3. Materials outside the scope of the Library's collection, by subject or format, may not be added. The Library reserves the right to dispose of gift materials as it sees fit.

  4. The Bangor Public Library does not appraise gifts. If the donor needs an appraisal for income tax purposes, it is the donor's responsibility to have the appraisal made.

If you have any questions or problems, please contact the Library Director, Barbara McDade at (207) 947-8336 at extension 138, or Barbara.McDade@bangorpubliclibrary.org