Bedford Public Library Policy
The Bedford Public Library System (BPLS) and the Bedford Public Library Foundation welcome gifts and donations in support of the library system and its collections., programs, services, and facilities. Monetary gifts and donations of library materials, personal property or real property are accepted subject to policies adopted by the Library Board and the Foundation Board.
The Bedford Public Library Foundation will accept gifts of money, securities or other liquid assets.
Books, audio and videotapes, etc. are received directly by the Bedford Public Library System and accepted with the understanding that they are non-returnable and may be handled or disposed of in the best interests of the library system. Personal or real property may be accepted either by the library system or the foundation, subject to their needs and in compliance with any applicable policies.
To provide a mechanism for accepting gifts to the Library and acknowledge receipts of gifts for tax purposes
- The library will acknowledge receipts of gifts for tax purposes, but will not assess the monetary value of gifts.
- Donated materials may be added to the collection if they meet the standards set forth in the library system’s Collection Development Policy.
- If desired, appropriate donor recognition will be provided.