Donations

Donations of Materials

We very much appreciate all of the materials (books, DVDs, etc) that are donated to the library. But here are a few things to know before you bring any donations to us:

  • The materials will be evaluated according to the same selection criteria that govern the acquisition of purchased material. In other words, we reserve the right to refuse donations of materials that may not be in accordance with the selection policy.
  • We will not accept the following materials: National Geographic or weekly magazines; Reader’s Digest condensed books; Encyclopedias or encyclopedic series (cookbooks, etc.); and Textbooks.
  • Materials donated become the exclusive property of the Grand Forks & District Public Library. The acceptance of materials does not mean that the library will automatically add the donation to the collection. Items may be disposed of as the library sees fit.
  • Income tax receipts will not be issued for donated materials.