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      • The library accepts unrestricted, irrevocable gifts of books and other library materials.
      • Your donations are accepted with the understanding that they’ll be added to the collection following the Material Selection Plan.
      • The library reserves the right to sell or otherwise dispose of gifts and donated materials through branch book sales, the Friends of the Library book sales, recycling or disposal services.
      • Calcasieu Parish Public Library will not assign a value to donated gift materials. However, the library will stamp or sign the patron’s list of items for X number of books, boxes of books, books-on-tapes, etc., which you can use for tax purposes.
      • Print and complete this donation/memorial form then bring to your local library.
      • Patrons may donate funds to purchase library materials in memory of someone or honor of someone.
      • They may make general suggestions regarding the subject matter.
      • Materials are selected and bought by the Collection Development Coordinator.
      • A book plate is placed in the material, and when it is sent to the library branch, the donor and the honoree’s family are notified.
      • Direct donation of actual materials is discouraged as these are often not in compliance with collection selection rules regarding currency, authority, etc.
    • Search for material donated by or in memory of within the catalog

      • Access the library's catalog.
      • Enter donor's name or the honoree's name then click/tap Search.
      • Gifts of money are always welcome and appreciated.
      • Specific recommendations from the donor are honored as far as the suggestions enhance subject areas of need within the collection and are following the Collection Development Policy selection guidelines.