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DONATED MATERIALS POLICY 

Abington Township Public Library (ATPL) gratefully and willingly accepts donations as long as givers place no restrictions on their use or disposal.

We accept three reasonably sized, non-commercial bags or small boxes of donated material per person whenever the Libraries are open.

A tax receipt form is available for anyone who donates items. 

Acceptance of gifts for inclusion in the collection is determined by the acquisition librarians on the basis of their suitability in accordance with the Library’s materials selection policy. Donated materials, if added to the collection, are subject to the regular retention policy. The Library has the right to sell, trade, or dispose of any gifts that do not meet the selection policy criteria. Gifts become the exclusive property of the ATPL and will not be returned to the donor. The Library does not appraise gift values, recommend professional appraising, nor provide lists of donated materials. 

The Library Does Not Accept:

    • Reader’s Digest condensed books
    • Textbooks
    • Comic books
    • Coverless paperbacks
    • Books in poor physical condition (i.e. water damaged, smelly, mildewed, etc.)
    • Magazines
    • Travel books over five years old
    • Encyclopedias
    • Toys or Games
    • VHS Tapes
    • Audiocassettes
    • Vinyl records 

Thank you!