Giving to Purdue Libraries


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Sarah Rysell
Chief Development Officer for Libraries and School of Information Studies
(765) 49-42806
Purdue University Libraries, ADV
504 West State Street
W. Lafayette, IN 47907-2058

Purdue Libraries is the information engine that powers learning, research and scholarship on campus and beyond. When you support the Libraries you support resources and technology that make learning and research possible.

The categories below represent major collections and initiatives within the Libraries. If you have a special project or collection that interests you, please contact the Chief Development Officer to discuss ways to focus your giving to an area of special interest.

Ways to Give

The easiest way to give to Purdue Libraries is through the Purdue Research Foundation's Online Donation Form. Just select a dollar amount and the Libraries Funds available will be pre-selected for you.
Please mail this form with your payment directly to the Advancement Office: Purdue University Libraries, ADV #267A, 504 West State Street W. Lafayette, IN 47907-2058

Featured Funds

Dean's Priorities for Libraries and Press

Contribute to the dean's priority fund

This fund supports current priorities for collections and initiatives in any of the thirteen libraries on campus or the Purdue University Press. Gifts to this fund provide resources for the dean to respond to the current needs of students and faculty.

Give to this Fund

Archives & Special Collections

Contribute to archives and special collections.

This collection preserves not only the history of the university but the personal collections of alumni and colleagues who have impacted the world beyond Purdue. Through names known all over the globe to others whose achievements are celebrated in smaller circles, this collection represents the best of Purdue and anticipates what is yet to be achieved.

Give to this Fund Visit the Archives

Student Scholarships and Awards

Contribue to Student Scholarships and Awards

This fund supports the student workers in the Libraries who are often the front line of assistance to students and researchers. Through gifts to this fund, the Libraries awards tuition assistance to current students based on merit and service.

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Student Resources and Programming

Contribute to Student Resources and Programming

This fund supports programming that connects students to the library space as well as the faculty and staff. Because the student experience within the Libraries has such a significant impact in student engagement with resources and materials, a gift to this fund is an investment in scholarship and student success.

Give to this Fund