Why Give to VCU Libraries
Great academic libraries rely on loyal benefactors who understand that the library lies at the very heart and center of the university. When you make a gift to VCU Libraries, you invest in the success of every single student at VCU. Our students work hard and study hard.
They need library spaces and collections open to them for long and late hours. Two million patrons a year come in our doors—for research guidance, to check out laptops and tablets and, yes, books, to connect with study partners in collaborative workspaces and to seek quiet spaces for focused concentration. And our collections—digital and print journals, books, media and more—remain an essential, indispensable foundation for the extraordinary research, scholarship and teaching of our world-class faculty.
VCU Libraries welcomes your support in different forms. Whether you choose to give directly to our unrestricted fund, join our planned giving program, volunteer your time as a member of the Friends of the Library or make a gift in honor of a student, faculty member or new graduate, we thank you.
Please contact our staff with any questions you might have.
How to Give
Gifts may be made online or by contacting us to set up a pledge payment schedule.
- Annual Fund Gifts give donors connection to the Friends of the Library.
- Endowment Fund Gifts support specific collections.
- Tribute Gifts honor graduates, colleagues or loved ones.
- Payroll Deduction allows VCU faculty and staff conveniently to support VCU Libraries.
Building and Renovation Fund
VCU Libraries is beginning a multi-year private/public fundraising process to build a new building on the Monroe Park Campus and substantially improve and renovate Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences on the MCV Campus. To help, please contact our staff.
Priority Endowment Funds for 2012-13
VCU Libraries donors have established 25 endowment funds that provide essential income to enrich library collections. We invite you to contribute to one of these recently established funds.
- Francis M. Foster African-American History Endowment Fund buys materials and supports the annual Black History Month events and programming.
- Medicine, Science and Technology Endowment Fund supports purchases for those collections.