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Support the Libraries

Thank you for your interest in supporting Temple University Libraries.

Temple University Libraries serve as trusted keepers of the intellectual and cultural record. Gifts from friends like you ensure we continue collecting, preserving, and providing access to a broad universe of materials, including physical and digital collections, archives, ephemera, and the products of scholarly enterprise at Temple. Your support also helps us continually provide research and learning services, maintain open access to our facilities and information resources, foster innovation and experimentation, and ensure that the groundbreaking new Charles Library operates at its full promise. View Charles Library funding opportunities here. View images—taken in September 2019—of the extraordinary new Charles Library.

Make a gift to the Libraries now or contact the Libraries' Department of External Affairs & Advancement at 215-204-9305 or dwash@temple.edu.

Giving Opportunities

Annual Funds

These funds support yearly operating budgets and ongoing needs for the Libraries over the course of each fiscal year.

Endowment Funds

Endowments are invested for long-term stability and growth and are spent, according to Temple guidelines, at a rate of 4.25% a year. These funds provide a growing, steady source of income for the future of the Libraries.

Books and Materials

The Libraries accept some donations of books, photographs, and other materials.

Review our procedures for donating gifts-in-kind and work with our staff to determine if your potential book or archival donations align with our collecting interests.

  • To donate gently used books in a wide variety of subject areas for our general circulating collections, please call the Acquisitions Dept. at 215-204-1359.
  • To offer archival, rare, or special collections materials, or items documenting the history of Temple University to the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) , please send a description to msly@temple.edu.

Gift Planning

Plan a legacy gift to support the Libraries in the future.

Giving to the Health Sciences Libraries

Get Help

Libraries' Department of External Affiars & Advancement


(215) 204-9305