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library donation

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 writes:

> 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: [] >> 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? >> >