Gift and Acquisition Policy for Artwork

Handley Regional Library will accept gifts and acquire art that meets the guidelines established by the Fine Arts Committee. Art should be appropriate to the mission of the library and of high quality. The Library will not generally accept gifts that have restrictions on the use the library may make of them.

Under its guidelines the Fine Arts Committee will have the authority to sell or trade works of art belonging to the library system; however, the acceptance, purchase, refusal, de-accessioning, selling, or trading of art works is subject to review by the Handley Regional Library Board prior to such actions.

The Fine Arts Committee will be the arbiter of whether works of art meet its guidelines. If an individual wants to appeal a decision of the committee, he or she may ask the Regional Library Board to consider an appeal.

Approved by Handley Regional Library 06/18/02