Giving to Purdue 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 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

Give Online

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.

Give Online
Mail Your Gift

Please mail this form with your payment directly to the Advancement Office:

Purdue Foundation
Gift Processing
P.O. Box 772401
Detroit, MI 48277-2401

Mail this Form with Gift

Featured Funds

Dean's Priorities for Libraries and School of Information Studies (General Fund)

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.

Libraries Facility Master Plan
HSSE second floor

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.

Institute for Information Literacy
people network

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

Open Access Investment Fund
Open Access @ Purdue Logo

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.

Ever True Library Collections
Libraries staff helping a patron in a collection area.

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.

Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections exhibit

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.

Purdue University Press
Purdue Press book display

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 focus.

Purdue Office of Undergraduate Research
OUR research poster

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 field.

Libraries Student Resources and Programming
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.



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