Disposal of Materials


Library property (i.e., print and non-print materials, equipment, supplies, and/or any personal property) which in the judgment of the Librarian is no longer necessary or useful for library purposes, may be disposed of in the following manner:

  1. Books and non-print materials from the library’s collection, or gift materials, may be discarded, sold, or, upon the approval of the Board of Library Trustees, be given to local philanthropic, educational, cultural, government, or other not-for-profit organizations.

  2. Any other personal property having an individual current value of less than $100 may, at the discretion of the Librarian, be discarded, turned in on new equipment, or made available for sale.

  3. In the case of individual surplus items having current value of more than $100 but less than $1,000, the Board may authorize a trade-in of such items on new equipment or sale of such items in accordance with the provisions of the Illinois Library Act.

  4. No favoritism shall be shown to members of the Board of Library Trustees or members of their immediate families who make bids on or purchase any library item declared surplus.

  5. Any personal property having a unit value of more than $1,000 but less than $2,500 will be displayed at the Library and a public notice of its availability, the date, and terms of the proposed sale shall be posted.

Revised: October 30, 2002