Give/Join the Friends of the Libraries

The Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries provides important support to assure that the resources of this great library are extended to promote library outreach and staff development and in creating innovative programs for the campus and community. 

Make a financial donation to the Libraries

The University Libraries welcomes monetary donations that enable us to enhance our collections and improve our services. To make a financial contribution, please contact the Development Office at 612-624-8207.

Book Donations

The Libraries are no longer able to accept most donations of books and other material. This change in policy is due to serious space constraints and the high cost of sorting, reviewing and processing donated material.

Please consider one of these other options for passing along your material: the Friends of the Andersen Horticultural Library for their annual book sale, your local public library, used books stores, or charitable organizations such as Books for Africa.

Gifts of Rare and Unique Materials

If you feel your potential gift is of critical research interest to the Libraries (rare or unique items only), please call 612-624-9064 and leave your name and contact information, along with a description or characterization of the material. You may also send this information to us by e-mail at: or by regular mail to Collection Development and Management, 170 Wilson Library, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455. We will respond as soon as possible.

Thank you for your interest in supporting the University of Minnesota Libraries.