S. Bruce Library
Mae S. Bruce Library welcomes gifts of new and used books, audio
recordings, videos, and similar materials.
Items will be added to the collection in accordance with the
Materials Selection Policy of the Library.
Once donated, items become the property of the Mae S. Bruce
Library, and may be given to other libraries and non-profit agencies,
sold, traded, or discarded if they are not added to the collection.
Donated items will not be returned to the donor and the Library
will not accept any item that is not an outright gift.
The Library will acknowledge receipt of donated items but is
unable to set fair market or appraisal values.
It is recommended that the donor make a list of items donated.
If items are being donated to obtain a tax benefit, it is the
donor's responsibility to establish fair market value or obtain
expert assistance in establishing any value.
The Library also reserves the right to decide when a gift added
to the collection must be withdrawn.
Monetary gifts, bequests, and memorial or honorary contributions
are particularly welcome. Funds
donated will be used to purchase items in accordance with the
selection policy of the Library. Books,
videos, and other materials purchased with bequests and memorial or
honorary contributions will be identified with special donor plates
whenever possible. If
requested, notification of memorial or honorary contributions will be
sent to the family of the person being recognized.
Suggestions for subject areas or other areas of interest are
welcome and will be followed to the extent possible.
Acceptance of donations of equipment, real estate, stock,
artifacts, works of art, collections, etc., will be determined by the
Library Board and / or City Council based
on suitability to the purposes and needs of the Library, laws and
regulations that govern the ownership of the gift, and the Library's
ability to cover insurance and maintenance costs associated with the
and Approved by the Library Advisory Board -
July 7, 2010
by the Santa Fe City Council - August 12, 2010