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Giving to KU Libraries

KU Libraries are uniquely positioned at the crossroads of the educational process, offering us the opportunity to support every student, faculty member and unit at KU. When you contribute to the libraries, your gift benefits student success through classroom instruction, one-on-one research assistance and facilities that co-locate the resources students need to excel academically; and it helps us provide the very best services and expertise, with the aim to enrich teaching and learning, and fuel research at KU and beyond. Make a gift today.

A Message from the Dean

Lorraine Haricombe portraitAs dean of KU Libraries, I see firsthand the pride and prestige associated with this great university, due in large part to the unparalleled support of its advocates. Libraries are the heart of a university, and patrons and friends are the heart of a library. Since I joined the KU Libraries family, I have been delighted to see a growing interest in our endeavors.

I strongly believe there is a natural and mutually beneficial relationship between a library and its supporters, and I am pleased to tell you that one of my strategic priorities is to better engage our extended library family. I invite you to attend our events, sign up to receive a copy of Bibliophile and learn more about what’s new at the libraries.

I’m grateful for your interest and involvement. I look forward to working with you as we build an even stronger reputation for excellence in scholarship, teaching, and service at our institution.

lorraine haricombe signature

lorraine j. haricombe
Dean, KU Libraries

Become a friend of KU Libraries

Friends of KU Libraries are recognized at five giving levels, with baseline annual membership achieved with a gift of at least $100 or a gift in kind made during the fiscal year.

  • Benefactor  $2,500 +
  • Advocate  $1,000 +
  • Donor  $500 +
  • Friend  $100 +
  • KU Community  Current and retired faculty and staff, as well as current students, will be recognized at any giving level
  • Contributors  Gifts in kind

As a friend of KU Libraries, you will help to preserve and build upon the Libraries' critical resources and diverse collections for the benefit of future Jayhawks for generations to come. A contribution to the Libraries, regardless of size, benefits every student, faculty member and unit at KU.

Contact us

Rebecca Smith
Executive Director of Communications & Advancement

Debbie McCord
Development Director, KU Endowment

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