Donations & Gifts

Monetary Gifts

To make a gift online, please select “Library Acquisition Fund” on the online form. 

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Unrestricted gift funds help McCain Library thrive and directly support curricular materials and student programming. Approximately 87 percent of funds for purchasing research material comes from philanthropic and alumnae support. Some funds are designated to be spent in particular subject areas of interest to the donor (humanities, natural sciences, etc.). 

Gifts may be specified in honor or in memory of a particular person, or to name a space in McCain Library. Monetary gifts sent directly to the library will be forwarded to the college’s development office to ensure proper credit for the donor. Questions may be directed to

Examples of  recent major gifts:

  • An alumna in the class of 1974 created an endowment for Archives & Special Collections 
  • The Minter Family Foundation has supported library resources, events, technology, benchmarking surveys, staff professional development, and furniture 

Material Donations

The library gratefully accepts gifts of recent books supporting current curricular topics. When requested, we will place memorial bookplates in gift items.

Download a printable gift form 

Gift books are evaluated by the same selection criteria as library purchases. If an item is already well-represented or for any reason is not appropriate for the collection, then an attempt is made to place the gift where it will be more useful.

If you are interested in donating items to Archives & Special Collections, please contact

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