The new computer thread reminded me of combination SS and cheapskate from the late 80s.
The man I'll call 'Eb' was extremely wealthy. He also used the library so often that he was granted a key to the place. He was the only person not on staff to have one.
Eb made us what seemed a very generous offer. He would give the library a computer almost a year before the machines were common in the museum. There were, however, substantial strings attached and problems.
Eb intended to use the library on weekends as an free office space and reference facility. The computer was also a kit-bash that he put together himself and was so quirky that only he really knew what it could and couldn't do. the thing was virtually useless to anyone else and he provided no manuals.
May I say that, apart from a basic membership, Eb never gave the museum a penny. his 'generous' offer was turned down and his key was recalled.