Have items to donate? Here are our guidelines.
Donations of used books will be accepted provided that, in the opinion of the professional staff, they enhance the value of the library's collection. The library may or may not put materials into the collection based on their physical condition and usefulness to library patrons.
Materials that do not meet the library's selection criteria will be disposed of at the discretion of the library. Books not added to the library's collection may be sold at the Friends of the Library's book sales. All donations become the sole property of the library. The library is not obligated to keep donated materials for any length of time.
The library will not appraise items for tax purposes. The library will provide (on request) a receipt to the donor for the gift and the donor may assign the value of the material donated.
Donated books to the Kendallville and Limberlost Public Libraries must meet the following criteria to be considered for the collection:
¨ Be in good condition.
¨ Copyrighted within the last 5 years.
¨ Make a valuable contribution to the existing collection.
¨ Meet specific needs in a special collection.
¨ Meet the selection standards of the Kendallville Public Library Collection Development Policy.
¨ Or be of historical significance to the Kendallville/Rome City community.
Books and periodicals that we cannot use or even dispose of and DO NOT ACCEPT:
¨ Outdated informational books 5 years or older
¨ Books that have been kept in storage and have mildewed
¨ Reader's Digest condensed books
¨ Outdated (2 years) textbooks and encyclopedias
¨ Periodicals and magazines of any kind
¨ Audio cassette