The Bartlesville Public Library gratefully accepts both donated monies and materials.
Donated materials are accepted during specific times throughout the year. Please see the 2020 schedule below. Donations are received at the back loading dock; please call our reference staff in advance to make arrangements, (918) 338-4168. A tax deduction receipt will be issued upon request. Thank you.
• Book/Material donations will be routed to the Collection Development Committee for review. If accepted for the Library’s collection, the donation is listed in the Donation Record File and book plates are placed in the materials. A written acknowledgement is also sent to the donor. Books/materials not added to the collection are given to the Friends of the Library for their bookstore. Proceeds from the bookstore are given back to the Library for various projects, services, and programs.
• Book/Material and money donations are also accepted for Memorials. All memorials are processed through the Administrative Services Office. Individuals purchasing materials to be used for a memorial should contact the Administrative Services Office first before the purchase to ensure that the material is not a duplication of items already in the collection. Monies received will be used to purchase materials that would have been of interest to the person(s) listed in the memorial. Book plates are included on all materials purchased and acknowledgements are sent to both the donors and immediate family members. Family members will also be the first to view/checkout the materials purchased if they wish.