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Library Materials Donation
The National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM) welcomes donations to its Library collections. Many books donated to NSLM are duplicates of items in the Library’s collection. Generally, NSLM will retain the copy in better condition and will sell additional duplicate copies. All proceeds from the sale of donated materials go to the care and maintenance of the Library’s collections.
Unrestricted donations of Library materials fewer than 25 objects and valued below $1,000 (total gift, as valued by donor) may be made during the Library’s operating hours, Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. NSLM cannot accept unrestricted donations without a signed Incoming Object Receipt, available at the Library’s front desk.
Any Library donations with restrictions must be arranged with a Librarian in advance of making the gift. Donations with restrictions must be approved by the Library Committee of the NSLM’s Board of Directors before being accepted.
Donations of 25 or More Objects
Any Library donations of 25 or more objects (including books, magazines, journals, etc.) must be arranged with a librarian in advance of making the gift. NSLM cannot accept any donations of more than 25 objects without a signed Deed of Gift Form and an itemized inventory of all objects in the donation.
Donations Valued Over $1,000
Any Library donations that the donor estimates to be valued at or above $1,000 must be arranged with a Librarian in advance of making the gift. NSLM cannot accept any donations with an estimated value above $1,000 without a signed Deed of Gift Form and valuation appraisal by an independent third party. NSLM is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization and book donations are tax deductible. Regulations prohibit NSLM from assisting with provision of value appraisals to donors. Donations appraised by an independent third party at a value above $1,000 must be approved by the Library Committee of the NSLM’s Board of Directors before being accepted.
Any Library donations of archival materials (including documents, letters, photographs, etc.) must be arranged with a Librarian in advance of making the gift. NSLM cannot offer long-term storage of archives without a signed Deed of Gift Form.
NSLM cannot assist in covering shipping or insurance costs for transit of donations.
Contact John Connolly, the George L. Ohrstrom, Jr. Head Librarian at 540-687-6542 x18 or JConnolly@NationalSporting.org for more information.