Donation Box Policy

As part of the East Brunswick Public Library’s commitment to community engagement, space is provided in the Library for organizations to place donation boxes to collect items for causes that benefit the community. To have a request considered, please fill out a Donation Box Application which can be found on the library’s website, or at the Information Desk or Administration office in the Library. Completed applications should be returned to the Administration Office for review by the Library Director. If approved, applicants will be contacted with ten business days.

Due to space limitations, the Library must limit requests to place donation collection boxes in the library. Only one type of each box can be present at a time; for example, only one box that collects winter clothing would be scheduled at a time, and organizations will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis.

The organization requesting the placement of a donation box must provide a large durable receptacle and signage. The collection period will be no longer than 30 days. The library is not responsible for the security of the collection box. The library will determine the location of the collection box. The organization may state that the library is a collection point but not that the library is sponsoring or endorsing the project. Organization personnel is responsible for emptying the receptacle on a regular basis during the collection period. Collection boxes not picked up with five business days after the project ends will become property of the library.

The Library reserves the right to adjust or cease collection at any time for safety reasons.