Gifts and Donations Policy
The Oradell Public Library can only accept unconditional gifts. Any gift to which the donor has attached conditions, terms, limits, purposes or restrictions (conditional gifts) will be considered by the Board of Trustees of the Oradell Public Library. It is the prerogative of the Library Director and/or the Board of Trustees to accept or reject any gift.
Books (Unrestricted Donations):
Unrestricted donations of books, DVDs, CDs, and the like in good condition will be accepted providing the donor understands that the Library will make use of these materials however it sees fit. The donations of books, DVDs, CDs, and the like may be included in the collection, discarded, sold in the Friends of the Library Book Sale or to a private dealer, among other options. Upon acceptance, the Library will give the donor upon request a receipt for the books donated, however no dollar amount will be attached to this receipt. This includes unsolicited or donated sectarian material.
Unless otherwise designated, gifts of money, stocks, or securities may be accepted by the Library, the Friends of the Library, or the Oradell Public Library Foundation as the donor sees fit. In the case of monies donated with a request to name a room or area or place a commemorative plaque in the Library, the Board of Trustees of the Oradell Public Library will rule on the appropriateness of the name submitted. The only case in which the Board of Trustees of the Oradell Public Library will not be involved in a conditional gift is when the monies are designated to purchase a book(s) in memory or in honor of an individual or organization; the donor may select the subject of interest for the purchase of the book(s), but not the title(s). Professional librarians will make the book selections.
All gifts in this category must be approved by the Board of Trustees of the Oradell Public Library. Upon acceptance the Library will give the donor upon request a receipt or written acknowledgement for the items donated; however, no dollar amount will be attached to this receipt.
Approved by the Library Board of Trustees - September 10, 2014