Hennepin County Library welcomes and encourages donations. The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance to those who wish to support the Hennepin County Library through a financial or other donation. It describes the scope of donations received, and defines the roles and responsibilities for accepting donations made to the Hennepin County Library.
The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners has delegated to the Library Board the authority and responsibility to accept donations to the Hennepin County Library on behalf of Hennepin County. The Library Board will acknowledge significant donations with an additional expression of appreciation to the donor.
The Library does not provide appraisals of gifts or potential gifts, and does not accept materials that are not outright gifts.
This policy is reviewed by the Library Director (or designee) every five years, or more frequently as needed. Recommendations are advanced to the Library Board Program/Policy Committee. The Committee reviews and revises as necessary, endorses and advances to the full Library Board for approval.
Next Review Date: 1/2019
Date Approved: 1/22/2014
Previous Policy Dated: 8/24/2011