Ways to Give

Become a Friend of the Libraries

Friend                     $100

Receipt of annual newsletter, bi-annual events calendar, and special updates 

Advocate             $1,000

Includes Friend level benefits, plus:

Annual behind-the-scenes tours and presentations

Sustainer             $5,000
Includes Advocate level benefits, plus:

Invitation to Annual Bancroft Prizes Dinner & Kennedy Prize Awards

University Librarian’s Society         $10,000

Includes the Sustainer level benefits, plus:
Special invitations by University Librarian to join in important conversations and fundraising efforts


Support Special Collections

Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library (Or, become an Avery Friend)

Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary (Or, become a Burke Friend)

Starr East Asian Library

Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Global Resources 

To make a Special Collections gift, please select one of the above options from the drop-down menu on the Online Form.



Other Opportunities

Purchase a Collection                                    $2,000,000

Endow a Library Director or Curator                $3,000,000

Renovate a Library Space                              $100,000

Support Teaching & Learning                        $50,000

Support the Digitization of a Collection           $25,000

Fund a Graduate Intern                                 $5,000



For more information about giving options, please contact:

Allison Morrow
Communications & Development Officer
Columbia University Libraries
Butler Library, Room 507B, MC 1103
535 West 114th Street
New York, NY 10027
Phone: 212.854.5289

To make a gift over the phone, please contact:
Matthew A. Hampel
Development Associate
Columbia University Libraries
Butler Library, Room 507A, MC 1103
New York, NY 10027
Phone: 212.854.4746
E-mail: mh932@columbia.edu

For information about accessing the Columbia University Libraries, contact the Library Information Office.