Kinds of Giving

Annual Fund/Cash Gift

You may specify to which college/unit you wish to contribute through the university's Annual Fund. Just designate “University Libraries” using the drop-down menu, or write it in on the mail-in form.

You may also make a donation to the Libraries by sending a check made payable to the University of Arkansas Foundation to the following address:

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Ave.
Fayetteville, AR 72701-4002

Commemorative Book Fund

The University Libraries invite you to participate in the Library Book Fund to honor a student, parent, friend, or family member at the University of Arkansas. This is an opportunity for you to make a personally meaningful and lasting contribution to the Libraries that will benefit our students now and in the future. With your donation of $50, $75, or $100 to the University Libraries, a librarian will purchase a book within a subject area that you specify. We will place a special bookplate in the book purchased with your gift to honor the person you have identified. You and the person you designate will be notified of the book selected and will be given a copy of the bookplate that appears in the book. The book will be placed on the shelves as a part of the permanent circulating collection.

To contribute to this fund, please use the following form and send it to the address below:

Commemorative Book Fund Form

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Ave.
Fayetteville, AR 72701-4002

Gifts In Kind

Although the library receives support from the State of Arkansas to maintain and develop its resources, it gladly receives gifts of books, manuscripts, and other materials that will enhance its collections in support of the university's programs. Gifts of materials contribute significantly to the advancement of knowledge.

Donations of rare books (on all subjects) are also welcome, but Arkansas print and manuscript materials are particularly valued contributions to the mission of the library. These may include diaries, journals, personal memoirs and correspondence, legal, business, and financial records, drawings, photographs, maps, or other records. They may have been created by individuals or families, renowned or unknown, or by organizations such as churches, schools, social clubs, or political parties.

The Special Collections archival staff prepare manuscript materials for use. This task may involve cleaning, arranging, and boxing papers, and in some cases preparing the material for preservation on digital media. Information about the materials is entered into the Libraries' online catalog, InfoLinks, and on the Special Collections' Web site. When donors place family manuscripts or other rare materials in Special Collections, they can be confident that these materials will be carefully maintained in a secure environment. Through the years, these materials will be a lasting memorial to the donors and their achievements.

If you wish to donate materials to the Libraries, please contact Mary Gilbertson, Head of Acquisitions ( or 479-575-5417).

Other Kinds of Giving

For information on other kinds of giving to the Libraries (including named gifts, endowments, planned giving, etc.), please contact:

Rachel Krest
Director of Development