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Giving Opportunities

Contributions of all sizes make a difference and there are many ways to give. The following options allow donors to find the form of giving that fits them best:

Giving Programs


Planned Giving

Whether given through programs, endowments, or plans, gifts contribute to the Libraries' crucial role of building distinctive collections, preserving rare materials, and pioneering new programs.


The research and teaching needs of WU faculty and students are so extensive, specific, and pressing that there is an on-going demand for more titles. Gifts aid the Libraries' acquisition of premier research materials.


Library collections suffer over time, from normal aging and from use. Gifts extend the lives of our circulating collections as well as our rare books and unique film and video materials, and put these materials back in the hands of researchers.

Programs and Services

Gifts help the Libraries continue to serve the community in many ways, from beautiful spaces to study and a growing number of digital collections and the Film & Media Archive, to educating users and hosting cultural events.


Make a GiftMake your gift now, or for more information on giving, contact Mary Druyvesteyn, the Director of Development for University Libraries: 314-935-5219 or druyvesteyn@wustl.edu.

Benefits of Giving

$50-$99 annually

Notices of library events

Subscription to the Libraries' magazine Off the Shelf

Century Club
$100-$999 annually
All above benefits, plus:

A library card to check out circulating materials owned by WU (by request)

Listing in the University's Honor Roll

Eliot Society
$1,000 and up annually
All above benefits, plus:

A campus parking sticker (by request)

Limited use of the athletic complex

An invitation to join the Whittemore House faculty club

Invitations to annual events: Family Night and Eliot Society Dinner