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University Libraries


University Libraries

Ways to Give

Support the Library Programs of your choice

Our print and digital collections and library instruction extend the University of Denver education that begins with collaboration among students and faculty. We help students build on the learning that takes place at DU, whether in classrooms or on playing fields, while conducting research, or through experiences in residence halls and involvement in student organizations. A gift to DU libraries benefits our whole community.


Please mail your check, made payable to DU Libraries, to:

Dean's Office
University Libraries
Anderson Academic Commons
2150 E Evans Ave
Denver, CO 80208

If restricted for a specific use, please note the purpose of the gift.


Give online

Choose an area to support:

University Libraries Excellence Fund provides support for the most important initiatives, per the discretion of the Dean.

Special Collections and Archives makes accessible the permanent records of the University, as well as rare and unique collections that support the University's research, teaching, service and administration. These collections are important resources to students and scholars, and many are available remotely as they become digitized.

The Dance Archive, within Special Collections, is dedicated to the documentation and representation of the entire spectrum of dance with emphasis on the Rocky Mountain region. The Friends of the Dance Archive enjoy dance exhibits and presentations based on the collection, and provide support  through their charitable gifts and their time.

Beck Archives The Peryle H. and Ira M. Beck Memorial Archives of the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society serves as a repository of the heritage of Jewish culture and history of the region, and as a vital resource to researchers studying Jewish history and sociology of the Rocky Mountain West and the American Jewish experience. The archives include manuscripts, private papers, institutional records, oral histories, photographs, newspapers, memorabilia and microfilmed documents, all reflecting the history of organizations and businesses, and the lives of individuals who have contributed to the building of Jewish life in the Rocky Mountain area.

University Library Association is a dues-paying membership organization that raises funds for University of Denver Libraries, while offering its members educational, social, volunteer and philanthropic opportunities. 

Living Library Book Fund, to fund a book in honor of or in memory of a loved one

Endowed Book Fund enables the purchase of new acquisitions for the library's collection.

Leave a Legacy - Create a Planned Gift

Planned gifts provide opportunities to leave a lasting impact on the University of Denver for generations to come. Bequests, real estate, IRA and 401(k) donations are just a few ways to include DU in your estate plans.  For information about leaving a bequest or other planned gift to the University Libraries or the Anderson Academic Commons, please visit the DU planned giving website.

Match Your Gift

Increase the impact of your donation by adding a matching gift from your employer. Find out if you are eligible by contacting your employer's Human Resources department, ask about the matching gifts policy, and designate University Libraries, Colorado Seminary (dba University of Denver) as your gift recipient.

Give Materials

Currently, the Libraries are not able to accept donations of books, journals, or other published materials. We will revisit our ability to accept donations of materials that are in good physical condition and support the Libraries’ mission and collection development goals in 2022.

Make a Pledge

A pledged gift may be made online or by phone, mail or email, and may be paid over several years. Designate the total amount, the gift area, and the number of years to complete payment.

For information about giving options, please contact Nancy Clark, Community Relations Manager, or 303-871-3958.