Policy approved by the State Library Board on March 30, 2006
The State Library of Ohio is grateful for gifts and its collections have been enriched by contributions from individuals and other libraries.
All gifts received are to be sent to the Head of Research Services. The Library reserves the right to decide which gifts should be added to its collections. The Library also reserves the right to give to other libraries or otherwise dispose of gift materials that are not added to the Collection.
Gifts and donations will be evaluated according to the Collection Development Policy, the mission of the State Library of Ohio, the value of the gift, and the condition of the material. The State Library of Ohio will not provide a valuation for tax purposes of gifts received.
The State Library of Ohio does not accept original handwritten manuscripts, disorganized or unorganized items (e.g., notebooks), or any other archival items with the exception of items that are federal government documents or state publications of the state of Ohio. Gifts of material sponsored by commercial and special interest groups will be evaluated to see that they conform to general selection policies.