The sun shines through windows in the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library

Support the Libraries

Your donations have a direct impact on students, faculty and staff and play a vital role in the continuing success of the St. Thomas libraries.

Aerial view of the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Great Room

Donor funding is critical for special projects and initiatives that would otherwise not be possible due to budget constraints. Your support helps achieve updates to library technology and study spaces, purchase of new materials, digitization of materials, and much more.

If your potential donation contains rare, unique, or archival materials, please contact Ann Kenne in the Department of Special Collections to discuss potential donations.

Archival Materials or Other Gifts-in-Kind

The Department of Special Collections and University Archives accepts archival materials, rare books, and other gifts-in-kind related to St. Thomas or its collecting strengths, including Irish Studies, Luxembourgiana, Roman Catholic authors, and theology and philosophy. Please contact Archivist Ann Kenne to discuss potential donations.

Book Donations

The St. Thomas libraries are unable to accept most donations of books and other materials due to space constraints and the high cost of processing donated material. Consider donating to Better World Books, Books for Africa, local organizations like the Free Book Buggie, or your public library.