Giving to the Library

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Endowments: The University Library is privileged to have over 300 named endowments supporting its mission. These endowments provide critical funds as well as honor the contribution of Brown Alumni and friends. Each endowment that supports acquisitions has its own digital bookplate which provides an avenue to view the collection. To set up an endowment, email or call 401-863-1518.

Planned Giving: The University Library strives to preserve, protect and promote the academic legacy of Brown students and faculty and the community they have created. Planned giving is an excellent way for you to participate with the following benefits:

  • Providing gift plans that benefit you and your family
  • Bringing immediate and deferred tax advantages to both you and your heirs
  • Having a meaningful impact on Brown and our goals and interests

For more information about planned giving and the Library, email or call 401-863-1518.

Major Gifts Opportunities: The Brown University Library welcomes and appreciates gifts at all levels. We have put together a detailed list of major giving opportunities in each of our four campaign priority areas: Facilities, Collections, Advanced Technology, and Emerging Opportunities. For further information about these giving opportunities, email or call 401-863-6913.

Gifts in Kind: Gifts in kind refer to gifts of materials. Books, manuscripts, maps, and other items that support and extend the strengths of the Library's collection priorities are gratefully received. Please contact the relevant subject specialist ( if you are interested in making a gift in kind. You may also refer to our gifts policy for further details.