Donations

The San Benito Public Library accepts all donations of materials, such as books, videos, pamphlets, periodicals and the like. The library also encourages and welcomes cash gifts, endowment funds, memorials and bequests for purchasing materials or equipment. All donations to the library must comply with the following guidelines.

Material Donations
Gifts of materials may be added to the library collection in accordance with the established collection development policy.
  • All donated materials added to the library collection will be displayed, circulated, or made available for use in a manner consistent with its facilities, its policies and procedures and the needs of the public.
  • The library will attempt to comply with the donor’s wishes, but has full authority as to when, where, and how donated materials are displayed or used.
  • The library cannot guarantee that any donated materials will be a permanent part of the collection, due to losses from theft, mutilation and ordinary wear.
  • All material donations must be in a usable physical condition.
  • The library reserves the right to accept or discard at its discretion, any unsolicited material sent to the library.
  • All material donations will be acknowledged with a letter, if a “Materials Donation Form” is filled out and returned to the library.
Monetary Donations
The library will attempt to comply with the donor’s wishes, whenever such requests meet the established collection development policy and sufficient funds have been made available.
  • All materials purchased with monetary donations will be displayed, circulated, or made available for use in a manner consistent with its facilities, library policies and procedures and the needs of the public.
  • The library cannot guarantee that any materials purchased with monetary donations will be a permanent part of the collection, due to losses from theft, mutilation and ordinary wear.
  • All monetary donations will be acknowledged with a letter and in the case of memorials a letter will be sent to the family as directed by the donor.