Driven. The Campaign for the University Libraries

The University of Minnesota has embarked on a campaign to set a new course for students, the state, and the world. Through Driven: The University of Minnesota Campaign, we will join forces with our philanthropic partners and friends to raise $18 million for the Libraries as part of the University’s overall campaign.

We will build on our award-winning mission of advancing knowledge and enriching lives. Together, with our donors and friends, we will elevate our capacity to serve our faculty and students, Minnesota, and our global community.

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. 

Book Donations

The Libraries do not accept donations of books and other material 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: colldev@umn.edu 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.