How to Give to the Library

Rare books, view on a shelf.

Special Gifts

There are multiple opportunities to make both immediate-use and endowed special gifts to the Library, such as the opportunities described above. If you would like to learn more about making a directed gift to the Library in support of building collections, enabling use, preserving for the future, or to the strategic opportunities fund, please contact Amber Cullen, Director of Development at (773) 834 3744 or via email.


Use the University of Chicago’s secure online giving form. Once online, you will be prompted to choose how you would like to designate your gift. From the drop-down menu, please select Library Fund: Annual Fund.


Contact the Library Development Office at (773) 702-7695 to make a gift.


You may send your gift in the form of a check payable to University of Chicago Library to:

Amber Cullen
Director of Development
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street, Suite 180
Chicago, IL 60637

Planned gifts and gifts of securities

For information on including the Library in your estate plans, or to make a gift of securities, please contact Amber Cullen, Director of Development, at (773) 834-3744 or via email.

Donate books and materials

For information on donating a unique book or collection to the Library, please contact Scott Perry, Head, Collection Support, at (773) 702-8734 or via email. Due to the high cost of storing and processing materials, the Library is unable to accept all donations. In such cases, the Library may be able to suggest suitable alternatives. Inquiries are most welcome.