Alexandria Library Donations Policy

Gifts made to the Alexandria Library become the property of the Alexandria Library Board and the City and cannot be returned to the donor.


The Alexandria Library reserves the right to decide when, where, and under what conditions donated materials may be used, displayed, or withdrawn from the collection.


The Library does not appraise donated books or other materials.


If the donor wishes to have the materials donated appraised for tax purposes, the arrangements for and the cost of appraising the value of gifts will be borne by the donor.


The Alexandria Library Board will not accept gifts of principal for investment, the income of which is to be used for Library purposes, unless the gift is for $25,000 or more. Further the restrictions placed on any gift must be approved by the Board. Gifts of less than $25,000 may be given with suggestions as to the use of such funds.

Revised 6/02, Reviewed 1/05