Gifts of books and other resources are accepted with the understanding that they may be used or disposed of at the library’s discretion. Gift materials are subject to the same selection standards as purchased materials. Withdrawal of materials from the collection is an integral part of collection development. Materials are withdrawn in order to maintain the collection’s usefulness, currency, relevance, and condition. Responsibility for collection maintenance and for the disposition of withdrawn resources rests with the Library Director, with oversight by the Board of Trustees. Withdrawn items may be sold, offered to other libraries or non-profit organizations, recycled, or discarded.
This Materials Selection Policy is available to the public at the library or on the Library’s website. It will be reviewed by the Library Director and the Board of Trustees every five years.
Adopted: March 21, 2011