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Donating to the Libraries & Archives

Library Donations

Monetary Gifts and Endowments

Financial donations to the Libraries & Archives may be made through the Butler Community College Foundation at

Gifts of Books and Other Materials

All gifts and donations of materials shall be subject to the professional judgement of the librarian based on the following guidelines:

  • whether or not a copy is already in our collection
  • whether the item is out of date
  • whether the item is not of significant contribution to the current subject coverage
  • is of questionable veracity
  • is better suited to serve in an online format
  • the physical condition of the donation

Your Gift and Income Tax Deductions

Donors who intend to deduct the value of their gifts for income tax purposes are encouraged to create their own lists of donated items and contact their tax attorneys or their accountants. The Library may create a letter of donation verification upon request.


Federal law prohibits libraries from valuing materials. You can have your collection appraised by an independent appraiser before donating to the Libraries & Archives.