Akshaybhasha organization follows the rules of the American public library regarding book donations-
All of the Library’s collections are subject to the following rules, and in order for us to accept your offer, we would need to ensure that you would agree to the following stipulations:
- Donated materials would need to be in new or like-new condition.
- All materials donated would be subject to acceptance by the Library. The Library would be entitled to decline to accept any materials that did not meet its established Collection Development policy (seehttp://www.tempe.gov/home/showdocument?id=3692). This would apply both to material type and content. For example, the Library currently collects materials of the following media types: Books, DVD video recordings, CD music recordings, CD audiobooks. The Library does not collect pamphlets, loose papers, maps, backdated periodicals, magnetic media (audiotape or VHS tape), or phonograph records, among other media types. Diwali anka, religious books, cook books, booklets will not be accepted.
- All materials donated to the Tempe Public Library would be wholly-owned by the Library.
- All materials added to the Library collection would be subject to our standard circulation policies, and made available equitably to all Library patrons. Anyone wishing to check out the materials would have to apply for and receive a Tempe Public Library card.
- The materials would be subject to the same retention guidelines as all of our other collections. Items would be weeded (discarded) from the collection based on damage or low use. (Note: the Library does not typically weed our non-English-language collections as frequently as we do our English-language collections; however, if the items in the Marathi language collection were shown to be unused for a prolonged period of time, they would eventually be weeded in the same way as all of our other collections.)
- Withdrawn items would not be returned to the donor(s), but would be subject to the same withdrawal procedures as the general Library collections.