The Board of Trustees of the Haverhill Public Library would like to thank you for your interest in the Haverhill Public Library Special Collections.
Please note that Special Collections is limited in physical space, staffing, preservation ability, and scope. Due to these limitations, we are currently unable to accept many donated materials.
Donations must meet our Mission Statement and Collection Development Policy. We accept paper-based items such as bound volumes, documents, and photographs. Audiovisual and born-digital materials are accepted on a case-by-case basis, depending on our ability to manage these formats long-term. Please donate artwork, textiles, artifacts, and objects to other organizations.
We no longer accept wholesale donations from outside clubs and organizations unless directly related to our core mission. We no longer accept digitized copies or photocopies of original materials retained by the donor or owned by other organizations. We are unable to digitize materials as a condition of donation. Accepted materials will be made available to the general public with no embargo periods or content restrictions.
If you are considering donating materials to Special Collections, you must discuss the donation with a staff member and complete our donation form. The Special Collections Department will assess your donation and may choose to return all or some of the materials to you, depending on relevance to the current collection, physical condition, or any other reasonable cause as determined by the Head of Special Collections, Library Director, or Board of Trustees.
Unsolicited donations – those that are mailed or delivered in person without prior authorization – are considered to be legally transferred to the library. The Special Collections Department claims the right to dispose of unsolicited donations in any manner it deems appropriate.
Thank you for your continued support of Special Collections.