How to give

Your gift, no matter the size, truly matters. You can donate online or contact the Development Office about the many ways you can support the library. 

Create your legacy through a planned gift

Charitable gifts help you meet your current philanthropic goals and extend your generosity well into the future. But did you know that a planned gift can also protect your assets, provide for your family, and guarantee you income for life? You can even make a significant impact through a gift that costs nothing in your lifetime (through a charitable bequest under your will). Contact us to learn about one of the six basic ways to make a planned gift.

Establish an endowment

Endowed funds support activities not just for one year, or even one generation, but forever. Endowment funds are invested prudently to ensure they can sustain current and future needs. In the Libraries, donors have established endowments to permanently fund critical faculty positions, student scholarships, and to support acquisitions in specific subject areas like Southwest research, women’s studies, and science and engineering disciplines. View all endowments.

Donate materials

While as a general rule, the UA Libraries do not accept gifts of books or other non-archival materials, we will consider content when it is valuable, unique, or specialized; would meet known research or instructional needs at the U of A; and is not easily available through interlibrary loan. We will also consider content that would potentially enhance our Special Collections or important content that was produced by members of our UA community.

Please contact one of our library liaisons if you have questions or have gift books meeting the above criteria that you would like us to consider.