Gifts Policy

The Library adheres to the Butte College Gift Policy (AP 3820: Gifts)

Furthermore, the Library welcomes donated materials that support the teaching, research, and general needs of the College community. The Library reserves the right to determine retention, location, and other considerations relating to use of donated items. The Library review will include:

  • Relevance to the academic mission and programs of the College and the Library
  • Appropriateness of content, currency, and format with regard to existing Library collections
  • Potential usefulness
  • Condition of materials and potential costs of maintenance

Materials found to be suitable for the collection will be cataloged and placed in the appropriate Library collection for use by the campus community. Materials not accepted for the Library collections may be offered to other academic or public libraries, traded for materials the Library can use, placed in the Library's book sale, recycled or discarded.

Librarians will not assign a tax value to donations.

Donation guidelines

We welcome donations of current hardcover books and paperbacks in excellent condition.

We do not accept donations of backfiles of magazines, newspapers or journals. Please contact the library if you are interested in funding a long-term, institutional subscription for any periodicals.

We do not purchase or collect textbooks or any audiovisual materials.

The Library will review the suitability of the donated material for addition to the collection in accordance with the same selection criteria used for purchases.

The library reserves the right to recycle, discard or sell any donated books.

Donation guidelines for other gifts and bequests

The Library and the College accept other types of donations in accordance with the Butte College Gift Policy (AP 3820 – Gifts).

Please contact the Foundation office located on Main Campus for more information on gifts and bequests: Butte College Foundation

Butte College Foundation
3536 Butte Campus Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

(530) 895-2359
foundation@butte.edu