Donation Policy

 

Library Donation Policy

The King’s Christian School Libraries

The King’s Christian School libraries exist to support the mission of The King’s Christian School. The libraries gratefully accept donations which benefit the libraries in supporting the TKCS mission.

Materials Accepted

The libraries accept books and other materials which are appropriate to the libraries’ circulating, reference and special collections.  The libraries also accept other items with considerable market value on the understanding that those items may be liquidated with the resulting funds going to support the mission of the libraries.

The libraries do not accept periodicals or used electronics except when those materials are appropriate for the libraries’ special collections.

Conditions of Donation

All donations become the property of the TKCS libraries and are used in accordance with existing needs, priorities and policies. Not all donated materials will be added to the library collections.  Retention, use and/or disposal of all donations is solely at the discretion of the library staff.

Donors may be eligible for a tax deduction for the value of the donated items, subject to current tax law. A gift acknowledgement receipt will be provided. The library staff cannot provide a valuation for the donated items.

Use of Donations

Donations are used in four ways.

  • First, donated materials may be added to the libraries’ existing collections when the library staff believes the materials will serve library users and the mission of the libraries well.
  • Second, donated items may be liquidated through used book sales and other appropriate venues. The resulting funds will go to support the mission of the libraries.
  • Third, donated items may be offered to TKCS students, staff, and families at no charge.
  • Fourth, donated items may be donated to other non-profit entities (e.g., other libraries, churches, or charities).

March 2016

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