The library selectively accepts gifts of books, periodicals, audio and video recordings, and other material for public use. The appraisal of a gift for tax purposes is the responsibility of the donor. Gifts to the library are judged on the same criteria as purchased material. The library is unable to house and promote a substantial special collection. Conditions of display, housing, access, and withdrawal are considered when evaluating whether to accept donations of special items. Material that is not added to the collection may be offered to the Friends of the Springfield Library, Inc. for their book sales, or disposed of as outlined for withdrawn materials.

A printable copy of the “Gift Policy and Document of Transfer of Ownership” can be found here.

Cash donations may be made to the Friends of the Springfield Library.