|Date:||Friday, April 13, 2007, 1:57|
I asked her about buying the book for the library. She suggested letting the
library itself decide to buy it.
In a message dated 4/12/2007 1:30:56 PM Central Daylight Time, someone at
> Not necessarily. All donations are accepted with the caveat that anything
> we decide we don't need will be donated to the Friends to be sold in their
> book sale. Also, anything is subject to weeding if not used, although Main
> seldom ever weeds the last or only copy of anything. However, the current
> administration is leaning more and more away from the concept of the main library
> as a research library. Once they start treating Main as the downtown branch,
> who knows what all they'll start tossing. That said, your best bet is to
> talk to the department that would receive your donation (presumably Literature
> and Languages or Fiction, depending whether it's in or about another
> language) and determine whether or not they would want the item. Before you do that,
> you might go to the library's website, click on Books, Music & Movies, and
> scroll down to the bottom of the page, where it says "suggest a purchase."
> Type in all the purchase info, and be sure to include your email address. They
> will let you know if they decide to purchase the book, or why they decide
> not to. Based on their answer, you will get a clearer idea of whether or not
> it would be worth it to donate a copy.
> >> -----Original Message-----
>> From: MorphemeAddict@wmconnect.com [mailto:MorphemeAddict@wmconnect.com]
>> Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2007 10:40 AM
>> To: someone
>> Subject: donation
>> If I bought a book specifically for the Cincinnati Library, would they
>> accept it and then keep it and not sell it away?