Giving To Columbia University Libraries

Contributions to the Libraries enable Columbia to build on its tradition of academic excellence, and to retain its prominence as one of the top five academic research systems in North America. As the information landscape becomes ever more complex, the Columbia Libraries and their incredible staff have more than kept pace, creating new spaces for both digital and tangible resources and finding new ways to get them into the hands of our students, faculty, and visiting scholars.  This work is not simply accelerating traditional scholarly research—it is redefining what is possible.

There is so much important work happening at Columbia, on so many fronts, and the Libraries support it all. They are also a leading example of Columbia's commitment to being a truly global university. Our collections now include resources in more than 450 languages. In fact, more than half of what we are collecting today is in languages other than English, which means that your support of the Libraries fuels learning both here at the university and around the globe.

We look forward to connecting with you and hearing about your philanthropic interests.

For more information about giving options, please contact:

Allison Morrow
Communications & Development Officer
Columbia University Libraries
Butler Library, Room 507B, MC 1103
535 West 114th Street
New York, NY 10027
Phone: 212.854.5289
Email: amorrow@columbia.edu

To make a gift over the phone, please contact:

Matthew A. Hampel
Development Associate
Columbia University Libraries
Butler Library, Room 507A, MC 1103
New York, NY 10027
Phone: 212.854.4746
E-mail: mh932@columbia.edu

There are many ways to join our community of supporters:

Minimum
$100
Become a Friend of the Libraries
Join other alumni and friends in supporting Libraries programs and events.

The Libraries sponsor a great lineup of public programs. Help us continue to bring the Columbia community quality programs taking books and research to a broader audience.

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$5,000
Adopt a graduate intern
Help Columbia graduate students learn about primary sources.

Your gift can help better prepare future faculty for research into primary source materials.

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$25,000
Digitize a special collection
Put some of our choice books, manuscripts, and archives on the web.

In the 21st century, it is crucial for our research resources to be available digitally on the web. Help us share our important rare and special materials with a global audience.

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$50,000
Support educational technologies for teaching and learning
Help our staff bring new tools and resources to students and faculty.

Our Center for New Media Teaching and Learning needs your help and support to continue its vital work of developing new ways and new tools for the classroom.

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$100,000
Renovate spaces
There are many opportunities to update and upgrade work spaces for students.

While Butler Library has been renovated, many of our other libraries – especially the Avery and the Lehman libraries – are in need of improvements to better meet the needs of our students.

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$2,000,000
Purchase a collection
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$3,000,000
Endow a librarian or curator
Our talented staff are expert in dozens of fields and specialties.

Our librarians and curators are links to the academic community in fields as diverse as Chinese Studies, architecture, music, and Classical studies. Endowing their positions allows us to deepen and enrichen communities of expertise at Columbia.

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