Book and Material Donations

The library welcomes donations of most books and audiovisual items in good condition.  Materials will be added to our collection if they are needed and meet the criteria of the collection development policy.  Other materials will be sold by the Friends of the Library, given to other libraries, or discarded.  Once a gift is accepted by the library, it will not be returned to the donor.

Gift collections will be accepted by the Director, with the counsel of staff and the Board of Trustees as appropriate, with the understanding that the collection may not be kept intact.  Gift periodical subscriptions will be evaluated to determine their suitability for adding to the collection.

The library is very interested in receiving donations of materials of local interest.  Whether it is a history of a family, the county, a town or a business, we would greatly appreciate the donation.

The library is also interested in any photographs, postcards, or other paper items from the Champaign County area.  If you do not wish to part with the originals, we will gladly accept photocopies.  If you bring the originals to the library, we will make copies of the items. 

The library will, if requested, provide a written acknowledgement of gifts.  In accordance with income tax regulations, the library will leave the determination of a donation value to the donor.