Gifts to the Library's Circulating Collection

Gifts to the Belmont Public Library’s circulating collection may be accepted under the following guidelines:

  1. Brittle paper, yellowing and foxing are not acceptable.
  2. Generally textbooks, magazines and used audiovisual materials are not accepted. Books in the Technology, Science, Medical and Popular Fiction categories should not be older than one year.  Classics and materials of value for school assignments would be welcome if they are in excellent condition and would enhance the collection.
  3. Consideration is given to the shelf life and the technical processing needed for an item: Spiral bound books are in this category.
  4. Most importantly, materials accepted from patrons will be subject to the usual criteria for selection and deaccessioning by the library. 

February 5, 2009