How Your Contribution Helps

Selected Examples

$115 enables the library to purchase and process a new trade hardcover book

$250 will supply 20 archival boxes to house fragile rare and special collections materials

$300 is the cost of digitizing one book

$500 could help us recognize outstanding student workers

$1,000 could support staff professional development

$2,000 covers the cost of conservation treatment for a rare book

$2,500 allows the library to host an event, including a small reception

$4,750 pays for one new journal subscription in chemistry or physics

$5,500 employs a student library assistant (10 hours a week; full academic year)

$8,000 funds the production and mailing of a library publication, such as a full-color brochure or an annual report

$10,000 can help purchase exhibit cases to display more unique materials to the public

$20,000 buys a high-quality scanner for public or staff use

$25,000 could help us acquire a rare book

$50,000 is the minimum amount needed to set up a new endowment for the library

$75,000 purchases a high-end camera and software for digitizing materials

$100,000 would endow a speaker series, exhibits, or other programming

$500,000 would help us create more group study spaces in Howard-Tilton or Matas libraries

$1,000,000 would provide an endowment for materials preservation and conservation

$2,500,000 would endow a curatorial position for rare materials and distinctive collections

$5,000,000 would endow digital preservation and web archiving, allowing us to capture digital objects for long-term access

$10,000,000 would transform or renew a large space in the library