Gifts to the Library
Service Policy: Gifts to the Library
The Fargo Public Library welcomes and gratefully accepts monetary donations to purchase library materials, furniture and fixtures, and for program support. The library accepts equipment and artifacts at its discretion. Gifts of materials or money to support the librarys collection development efforts are discussed in the Collection Development Policy. Donations become library property.
- Donations of equipment, furniture, and other artifacts will be accepted provided they meet the needs of the institution and are in accordance with the library's long range plan. Donations that do not meet the librarys selection criteria will be disposed of as the library deems appropriate.
- The Library Director will acknowledge monetary gifts. Donated equipment or artifacts will be acknowledged if the donor provides a name and address. Notice of memorial contributions will be made to the family or designated representative and a description of the benefit received by the library will be included in the acknowledgement letter.
- The library, as an interested party, cannot appraise equipment, furniture, or any other donated items. Reasonably detailed receipts will be issued stating the number and type of items contributed. In accordance with federal law the library will file IRS form 8282 for items valued at more than $250 which are disposed of within two years of the donation. Form 8282 need not be filed if the item is valued at less than $500 and is distributed to another charitable organization. Appraisal is the donors responsibility.
Approved 8-20-2002; Revised 7-26-2005