PURPOSE: To define what the Library will accept as gifts, who
is authorized to accept gifts and how those gifts are accepted and to
help donors determine how to present gifts for acceptance.
of Art Donations to help acquire works of art or donations of art may be accepted
based on the recommendation of the Library's Board of Trustees.
2. Library Materials Books and other library materials may be accepted by library staff per the
Policy on Collection Development.
3. Other Gifts with a value under $500, to include gifts of cash, may be accepted by
library branch and division managers. Such gifts may include supplies, funds
for programming and labor. Any gifts which have a maintenance impact -- e.g., landscaping
and equipment -- must be forwarded to the Library Director for approval by the
with a value between $500 and $2,500 may be accepted by the Library Director,
with a recommendation from the appropriate library branch/division manager.
Gifts with a maintenance impact will be forwarded to the appropriate department
with a value of $2,500 or more will be accepted by the Library Board of
Trustees, upon the recommendation of the Library Director.
gifts will be evaluated for appropriateness in light of the library's Strategic
Plan and other existing policies. The Library's Board of Trustees and staff are
under no obligation to accept gifts, items or funds and reserve the right to refuse
any gift. All gifts that are accepted become the sole property of The
Charleston County Public Library.
policy does not apply to in-kind or monetary donations initiated by the library
when securing partners or sponsors for library programming and events.
4. Gifts will be reported to the Board as part of quarterly financial
reports at the Board of Trustees meetings by the Finance Director.