Donations of books and other materials

Donations of books and other materials that are clean and in good condition are welcomed.  Donations are accepted with the understanding that they will be added to the collection only if appropriate and needed.  Items not needed because of duplication, condition, or failure to meet selection criteria may be given to the Platteville Library Foundation for use in its fundraising activities, shared with other libraries or community agencies, or disposed of.

The Library reserves the right to refuse to accept any materials which create a disposal problem.  The following donations will not be accepted:

  • Textbooks
  • Condensed books
  • Encyclopedias
  • Musty/dirty materials
  • Pamphlets
  • Materials that are obsolete or contain outdated content
  • VHS and cassette tapes

Upon request, the Library will provide a written acknowledgment of the receipt of donations [Appendix K] but, in accordance with tax regulations, will leave the determination of a value of the donation to the donor.