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Are Libraries allowed to accept donated books?

Posted by helen 
Are Libraries allowed to accept donated books?
January 12, 2018 12:11AM
I have been sending my parents current novels and suggested that once finished they should donate them to their local Hokitika library so others get to enjoy them too. But are libraries allowed to accept donated books or do they have to pay a licence for their books that enables them to share them?
I assume that there is some copyright laws that libraries have to abide by.
Does anyone know?
Re: Are Libraries allowed to accept donated books?
January 14, 2018 12:10AM
I’ve seen in my library books that had l9a stamped note inside that stated that the book was donated by soandso.
Re: Are Libraries allowed to accept donated books?
January 20, 2018 08:51PM
NZ authors receive a fee for every copy of their books held by NZ libraries - this is governed by the Public Lending Right for NZ Authors scheme, and provides some recompense for multiple access to their works. It doesn't cover overseas authors. But all libraries will have policies about donations - you'd need to check with the library.
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