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Gift of Materials



The Indiana Free Library Welcomes Your Gifts…

The Indiana Free Library encourages donations that support our mission. 

The Indiana Free Library reserves the right to accept or decline any and all materials donated or gifted to the library.  Gifts of tangible personal property that are accepted by the library shall become the unconditional property of the library. 

The Indiana Free Library shall have the right to make all decisions with respect to the retention, storage, processing, use, and disposition of any donated/gifted materials.  Materials gifted, including portions of collective gifts, may be exchanged with other libraries, offered for sale, or otherwise disposed of at the discretion of the Library Board. Gift material should be judged by the same standards that apply to purchased materials.

Donors are granted the same right to access and use materials they have donated as other members of the public (i.e., materials may be accessed after they have been processed, during normal business hours, and in accordance with the Library’s then-current rules and regulations).

Any sale of donated or gifted non-collection items shall be conducted by a board-appointed Ad Hoc Committee in an attempt to ensure that the Library obtains the fair market value of any gifted and/or donated item to be sold.

Material Donation Guidelines

The library is happy to accept new or gently used copies of the following items:

  • Popular and genre fiction (hardcover and paperback)
  • Recent nonfiction from within the last 5 years
  • Classic or important works in academic fields such as history, natural and social sciences, and literature
  • CD audiobooks (including original packaging)
  • DVD movies and documentaries (including case)

The library does not accept the following items, as they cannot be used for the collection or for book sale fundraisers:

Items that are:

  • Damaged - moldy, smelly, yellowed, soiled, torn or otherwise damaged, or items that have gotten wet.
  • Out-of-date nonfiction, especially medical, business, travel, or computer books more than 5 years old.
  • Readers Digest condensed books
  • Textbooks or Reference books such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, or almanacs
  • Magazines
  • VHS
  • Cassette tapes
  • CDs or DVDs without original cases
  • Computer software or games


If you have questions about the appropriateness of a donation, please contact the library.

If you are interested in donating a large number of materials, please call the library at 724-465-8841 after 1 p.m. to schedule a drop-off time.

Donor’s Acknowledgement Form

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