Book Donation Policy

We ask that the materials are gently used for resale or resale.

Please DO NOT leave donations outside the library during closed hours. This is considered littering. All donations must be approved by library staff prior to acceptance. We have to pay to dispose of books we don’t need; please do not let your well-meaning donation become a cost to the library!

Accepted Donations:
At the discretion of library staff. 

Books (fiction and nonfiction, hard and soft cover)

Cookbooks, Coffee Table and Art Books (we LOVE these!)

CDs and DVDs

Vinyl Records 

We Do Not Accept Donations of:
Exceptions for historic/local materials may be made.





Music Cassette Tapes

Reader's Digest Condensed Books

VHS Tapes


Travel Guides

Business and finance

Computer/Software Books

Audiobooks on Cassette or CD

Musty or Damaged Books

At certain times of the year we may be unable to accept mass market paperbacks due to  a lack of storage space. Plese consider bringing those by closer to Labor Day. 

Gifts and Donations to Collections

1. The library accepts gifts of books and other materials with the

understanding that they will be added to the collection only if appropriate and

needed. If they are not needed because of duplication, condition, or dated

Information, or any other reason the director can dispose of them as they see fit.
The same criteria of selection, which are applied to purchased materials, are applied to gifts. Memorial gifts of books are also accepted with suitable bookplates

placed in the book with the same acceptance criteria. Specific memorial books can be ordered for the library on request of a patron. It is desirable for gifts of or for specific titles to be offered after consultation with the library director. Book selection will be made by the director if no specific book is requested. The Sherman Free Library encourages

and appreciates gifts and donations.

2. The Sherman Free Library will collect printed and manuscript

material, maps, photographs, oral histories, artifacts, and other items which have 

been created or used in the Town of Moriah or are otherwise relevant to the

history or life of the community.

The following policies shall apply to historical items that the library collects: 

1. The items will be organized and a finding aid (index) will be created to

describe the content and the arrangement of the items. 

2. The items will be physically stabilized and preserved; material will be placed

in non-damaging containers and stored in facilities that provide appropriate 


3. The items after they are organized and prepared for use will be available to

researchers in the library. 

4. The library will require that appropriate and complete citations be included in

all information relating to the item when it is used in publications or media 


5. The library will permanently maintain confidential files documenting the

acquisition of the item and its use.