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.
Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies leads in research, teaching, and learning, and creates and provides equitable access to diverse resources, outstanding services, and innovative spaces. This fund supports our efforts to optimize existing, as well as design and deploy new virtual and physical services, systems, and spaces that are welcoming, easy to access, and responsive to user needs.
The Institute for Information Literacy (ILLP) at Purdue brings together researchers, educators, and stakeholders to investigate information literacy challenges. Contributions to this fund enable us to develop new information literacy models to navigate the perilous world of information.
Visit the IILP
At Purdue Libraries we value producing quality, affordable, and accessible information from our community of Boilermakers and sharing it broadly with the world. Supporting the Open Access Investment Fund supports our community of innovators taking their next giant leap in research, discovery, and innovation to better the world.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Chief Development Officer for Libraries and School of Information Studies
Purdue University Libraries, ADV
504 West State Street
W. Lafayette, IN 47907-2058