Library Materials Donation Policy

If you would like to donate items, please do so during open hours by bringing them inside. Donations are not to be left inside the book drop.

The Genesee Area Library reserves the right to determine the outcome of all materials donated/received. The staff will use its best professional judgment, taking into consideration the same standards they apply to purchased materials. Donated items should only be those which other patrons would be interested in (i.e.: old textbooks, manuals, torn or items in poor condition, etc., will not be accepted.)

Donated materials added to the library collection will be classed and arranged at the discretion of the library and are subject to the current library retention policy and procedure. The donor may not restrict access to, use of, or placement of donated materials.

The Genesee Area Library does not provide appraisal services, recommend professional appraisers, suggest value, or provide a list of donated materials.

We DO NOT accept:

  • Shipped items
  • VHS or Cassette Tapes
  • Reader’s Digest Condense Books
  • Items that are Moldy/Musty/Soiled
  • Damaged Items

Certain materials greater than five (5) years old that will NOT be accepted:

  • Encyclopedia
  • Textbooks
  • Travel
  • Health Care/Medical
  • Computer
  • Financial/Legal

We thank you for your donations and for observing our guidelines.

Donation receipts are available upon request.

Revised: 2/21/2022