Giving to the University Libraries

An Essential Resource for Collaboration in the Digital Age

To effectively support a major research university, the University Libraries must be able to meet the 21st century imperatives of teaching, learning, and research. This requires us to:

A great research university needs a great library system. Help us take the University Libraries to the next level.

  • provide broad and deep access to knowledge across a global network of research institutions and in an array of formats;
  • provide the professional expertise, resources, and digital tools to enable students, faculty, and researchers to find relevant and authoritative information at a 24/7 pace;
  • serve as hubs of collaboration by providing technology-rich learning and study spaces that promote academic success.

Securing public funding for construction of the Fenwick Library addition, which opened in January 2016, was a huge boost for the university. Now comes the challenge of providing long-term endowments and meeting ongoing costs for essential services through private philanthropy.

Read more about giving opportunities to the University Libraries below.

Give Now to the Libraries

The library offers philanthropists a wonderful array of naming opportunities at every level for student study rooms, resource centers, gathering spaces, exhibition galleries, and more. To make a gift or to discuss giving opportunities, please contact Kathleen Kehoe, Director of Development, at 703-993-8740, or by email at