Who We Are
From the Dean
Know the Libraries
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
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.
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.
with your payment directly to the Advancement Office:
This fund supports areas of greatest need, such as emerging technologies, practices in teaching, electronic resources and services, and helps the Dean to respond quickly to the current needs of our students and faculty, Archives and Special Collections, Office of Undergraduate Research, Purdue University Press, and University Copyright Office.
The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) provides research and
travel grants to student researchers. Gifts to OUR support students
directly in their research with a Purdue mentor and allows students
to travel to conferences to present their results to others in their
Founded in 1960 and with over 500 books in print, a dozen journals,
and robust scholarly publishing services available to all members of
the Purdue community, Purdue University Press produces meaningful
works for a scholarly and general audience, with a local and global
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.
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.
With a growing enrollment of more than 40,000 students, this fund provides critical resources for general collections, Libraries services, and programmatic activities that support teaching and learning for our Purdue community.
Chief Development Officer for Libraries and School of Information Studies
Purdue University Libraries, ADV
504 West State Street
W. Lafayette, IN 47907-2058