The House Committee of the Library Board will consider gifts of furnishings and art for the library facility if such gifts are compatible with the library’s needs and purpose. Gifts of value that do not relate to library purpose will be sold to benefit the library’s income. Retention and/or utilization of such gifts is at the discretion of the Library Board.
Donations of Materials
The library accepts donations of books, periodicals, and audio-visual materials. Such donations will be judged on the same basis as materials being considered for purchase. These criteria are outlined in the Collection Development Policy. Retention and/or utilization of donations of materials is at the discretion of the library staff. Many items will benefit the library by being sold at the Friends of the Library book sales.
The Lucy Robbins Welles Library Corporation welcomes gifts of all types and will work with you and your financial advisors to maximize the tax benefits for you and the value of your gift to the library. You can find more information on the Legacy Society page. Thank you in advance for your investment in the Lucy Robbins Welles Library.
The purpose of the Gift Acceptance Policies is to give guidance and counsel to those individuals within The Lucy Robbins Welles Library (LRWL) concerned with the planning, promotion, solicitation, receipt, acceptance, management, reporting, use, and disposition of private sector gifts. Please see the Summary of the the Lucy Robbins Welles Library Gift Acceptance Policy for full details.