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What qualifies as a "volunteer library"?

To qualify as a "volunteer library" the library must have no paid library staff and no regular acquisitions budget.

General staff, such as cleaning staff or a minister who does not oversee a church's library, are not considered library staff.

Special cases:

  • Classroom libraries are ALWAYS considered volunteer libraries.
  • School libraries are NEVER considered volunteer libraries.

"Personal" libraries are for personal use, including families. A shared, non-profit library used by others is not considered "personal."