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Give to the Libraries

Donations are of great importance to advance the University Libraries and the invaluable resources they hold. Your gift will help the UNC Libraries ensure student success, support faculty research, provide learning spaces, and makes resources available in a variety of formats. The University Libraries is dedicated to adapting instruction, information resources, and library space to meet the changing curricular and research needs of UNC students, faculty, and staff in our rapidly evolving digital world.

Give Now

Every gift, regardless of size, is deeply appreciated. Thank you.

University Libraries is unable to accept donations of books and other materials at this time. Please consider checking out these other locations to donate books:

Ways to Give

There are many ways to support the UNC Libraries:

  • Cash Gifts

    Write a check to the University of Northern Colorado Foundation and mail it to:
    UNC Foundation
    Judy Farr Alumni Center
    Campus Box 20
    Greeley, CO 80639

    Use MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express online or call: 800-568-5213.

  • Matching Gifts

    Corporate matching gifts are a great way to maximize personal contributions to UNC. Ask your human resources office if your employer offers this benefit, or check with the UNC Development Office.

  • Securities

    Donating appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual funds is an easy way to support UNC that may also provide you with significant tax benefits beyond the usual charitable deduction.*

    Additionally, consider selling assets that have decreased in value and donating the proceeds to UNC as a charitable deduction.

    We can help with innovative gifts such as tangible personal property, closely held business interests, retirement plan gifts and life insurance.

    *Please be sure to check with your financial advisor if you have any questions about the deductibility of your gift.

  • Planned Gifts

    Meet your financial goals and maximize your giving to UNC with a deferred gift, one that will benefit UNC in the future. Deferred gifts can be structured many ways such as bequests, charitable gift annuities, deferred gift annuities, charitable remainder annuity trusts or charitable remainder unitrusts. Deferred gifts may offer significant tax savings.

    To learn more about making a planned gift to the UNC Libraries please contact Lindsey Lebowitz - Director of Development at 970-351-2304 or lindsey.lebowitz@unco.edu.

  • Donations of Books and Other Materials

    University Libraries at the University of Northern Colorado cannot routinely accept donations of books, CDs, DVDs, VHS, and other materials.

    Exceptions might be considered for:

    • Collections that meet the interests of Archives & Special Collections. Please contact Jay Trask, Head of Archives & Special Collections to discuss such a donation.
    • Collections centering marginalized communities. Please contact Jennifer Leffler, Head of Collections & Discovery to discuss such a donation.

    As of April 2022, these libraries were accepting book donations:

  • Friends of the UNC Libraries

    Learn how you can support the University Libraries as a member of Friends of the UNC Libraries.