The Ball is in Your Court

Coach Mike Anderson with Razorback basketball players holding books

The University of Arkansas Libraries are the MVP (most valuable part) of a student’s educational experience. With teamwork from alumni and friends, the Libraries can continue to provide the resources needed by our students, faculty and staff.

With your help we can deliver cutting-edge research, innovative learning opportunities, and access to a wide array of materials.

The ball is in your court to help make a difference, and be a part of a team effort to contribute financially and ensure the Libraries’ success into the future. Because when our library is strong, we all win.

Can’t wait to team up to support the Libraries? Visit onlinegiving.uark.edu to make your gift today!

Or, contact the Libraries directly for assistance with your donation.


The Libraries’ Challenge Today

The University Libraries are the intellectual foundation of the university – serving all members of the University community by supporting and fostering creativity, study, teaching, and research.  In order to expand our services, keep pace with change, and provide the most relevant, diverse resources possible, the Libraries must rely on private gift support.

With your help, the Libraries can continue the mission of meeting the needs of academic programs on campus and of reaching our goal of becoming a nationally competitive research library.  Gifts like yours make the difference between an adequate library and an excellent one.

Growth Through the Years

The library has evolved from a very small collection of under 4,000 volumes on the second floor of Old Main—with only a student librarian in charge—to five full-service research libraries on campus today.

The library system of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, comprises the David W. Mullins Library (the main research facility) and four branch libraries: the Robert A. and Vivian Young Law Library, the Fine Arts Library, the Chemistry and Biochemistry Library, and the Physics Library.

The Importance of Giving

Dean Allen

Carolyn Allen, Dean of Libraries, says, “A nationally competitive research university must have resources available to students and faculty that will give them an academic edge.  The generosity and vision of private donors are a tremendous support in providing information—whether in print or through electronic databases—for students and faculty today and for future generations.

Despite numerous advances in collections and services in our Libraries in recent years (see Annual Reports), we must continue to acquire more resources and provide more services to make our university truly competitive with our peers. When students and faculty are deliberating whether or not to come to the University of Arkansas, a key factor in that decision will be whether or not the University will be able to provide the library resources they need to support their research interests.”

Kinds of Giving

There are several kinds of gifts that can benefit the University Libraries, including a cash gift, a gift in kind, or an endowed gift. More details...

What Your Gift Can Do

Donor gifts and endowments can enable the Libraries to augment funding for:

  • General library needs
  • Collections (including electronic resources)
  • Services
  • Programs
  • Endowed chairs
  • Internships & residencies
  • Personnel & staff development
  • Technological equipment

These resources will ensure the University’s position as a nationally competitive, student-centered, research university serving Arkansas and the world.

Whom to Contact

When you make your tax-deductible gift to the University Libraries, it will be put to immediate use providing the necessary educational resources for students, faculty, and the community. For additional information about individual cash donations, endowments, and planned estate giving, contact:

Dean Allen

Carolyn Henderson Allen
Dean of Libraries
University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Ave.
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
479-575-6702
challen@uark.edu

Benjamin K Carter

Benjamin K. Carter
Director of Development for University Initiatives
University Development
University House
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
479-575-6455
Email: bcarter@uark.edu


For additional information about donating materials to the archives and Arkansas collection in Special Collections, see http://libraries.uark.edu/specialcollections/gifts/ or contact:

Katrina Windon
Accessioning and Processing Archivist
University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Ave.
Fayetteville, AR 72701-4002
479-575-3867
Email: windon@uark.edu


For general questions, or for more information about giving to the Libraries, please contact:

Sarah Sarquist

Sarah Sarquist
Development Coordinator
University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Ave.
Fayetteville, AR 72701-4002
479-575-6455
Email: sarquist@uark.edu

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Ave.
Fayetteville, AR 72701-4002
  • Phone: 479-575-4104
  • Text/SMS: 479-385-0803
  • Toll-free: 866-818-8115
  • Fax: 479-575-6656