Where your Gift is Needed


Gift Acceptance Policy Gift Recognition Levels Libraries Strategic Plan Distinguished Lecture Series


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


Dean’s Unrestricted Fund

These funds are directed to important programs in the Libraries that fall outside the normal budget cycle or spending guidelines for University funds.
At left: The Libraries Distinguished Lecture Series features noted authors each year. Past speakers include James Hansen, Amy Tan, Michael Beschloss, and Moira Gunn (pictured).

Purdue University Press

Dedicated to the dissemination of scholarly and professional information, the Press provides quality resources in several key subject areas including business, technology, health, veterinary sciences, and other selected disciplines in the humanities and sciences. As well as publishing around 30 books a year, and five subscription-based journals, the Press is committed to broadening access to scholarly information using digital technology. As part of this initiative, the Press distributes a number of Open Access electronic-only journals. www.thepress.purdue.edu


Archives & Special Collections

The general fund in archives supports acquisitions, preservation and restoration.


Susan Bukley Butler Women’s Archives

This program helps to preserve the history of women of Purdue and Indiana through the acquisition of papers, oral histories of women faculty and alumni, and other programs. Click here to visit the official website.



Purdue University Libraries Student Employee Award is an endowed fund started and funded primarily by the faculty and staff of the Libraries. Each year, one or two awards are given for the top student workers in the Libraries. Awards are $500-$1,000.


Departmental Gift Funds

Each library unit has gift funds to support acquisitions and special projects:

  • Aviation Technology Library
  • Earth & Atmospheric Sciences Library
  • Humanities, Social Science & Education Library
  • John W. Hicks Undergraduate Library
  • Life Sciences Library
  • Roland G. Parrish Library of Management and Economics
  • Mathematical Sciences Library
  • M. G. Mellon Library of Chemistry
  • Pharmacy, Nursing & Health Sciences Library
  • Physics Library
  • Siegesmund Engineering Library
  • Veterinary Medical Library