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Irish Genealogical Society International

Donation of Materials to Library

The IGSI library collection is composed of materials purchased by the Society and materials donated by IGSI members and researchers of Irish ancestors. All materials contribute to the quality of the collection.
If considering making a donation of new or lightly-used materials to the IGSI, please review the following policy.
IGSI Materials Donation Policy 
The Irish Genealogical Society International accepts donations of materials to its collection based on the following guidelines: 
  • Donations to IGSI are accepted with prior arrangement.  Due to space constraints, IGSI prioritizes its acquisition of material.  IGSI will consider accepting new or materials not currently in the collection on Irish genealogy or history in the following formats:
    • Bound Books/Records
    • Periodicals
    • Newsletters
    • Maps/Atlases
  • Items offered which do not meet our current needs will be declined or disposed of appropriately.
  • IGSI does not appraise donated items for monetary value.  If needed, donors should arrange an independent appraisal prior to donation.
Policy Revised & Approved by IGSI Board of Directors  -  February 21, 2018
Instructions for Donating Items
When considering a donation of materials to IGSI, contact the IGSI Librarian. Either complete the Materials Donation form or send an email with the following information:
  • Title
  • Author
  • Publisher & Date of Publication
  • A note as to the format, if other than book
The IGSI Librarian will review the list of proposed items, notify you which items are appropriate to the collection as donation, and arrange a time for you to bring or ship the donation to the library.  If the items are shipped, Librarian will issue a receipt to the Donor when they are received.
The Librarian will
  • Inform the IGSI Board quarterly of donations;
  • Send a thank you note to the Donor;
  • Include the donor’s name on the list acknowledging donations in the e-newsletter.