Moffet Library Gift Policies

  • Moffett Library gladly accepts donations of books and other library materials.
  • Items are reviewed and added to the collection, provided they meet the guidelines in our 
       Collection Development Policy, or disposed of appropriately.
  • Moffett Library reserves the right to determine the disposition of all donated items. 
  • All gifts are acknowledged with a thank you letter signed by the Collection Development
        Librarian.  
The library is most interested in acquiring gifts in the following subject areas:

  • History, especially American History
  • Biographies
  • Textbooks published in the last five years
  • Current and popular fiction for the Leisure Reading Area

The library normally does not add the following types of material:

  • Duplicates unless the physical quality is exceptionally superior
  • Medical books older than 10 years
  • Incomplete sets unless used to fill a gap
  • Damaged books
  • Readers Digest condensed books
  • Textbooks older than 5 years

Other Information:

  • The library will provide a receipt upon request but is not allowed by the Internal Revenue Services to provide an itemized list with value for each item.
  • The donor is encouraged to contact his or her financial advisor.
  • The library does not have the means to pick up donations, therefore we request donations be delivered.
  • Donations may be dropped off at the Circulation Desk or on the north side loading dock.
  • It is best to leave a name and address for an acknowledgement letter. 
  • Books given as memorials will have bookplates inserted acknowledging the honoree.