Library Gifts and Support

UMass Dartmouth and southeastern Massachusetts need a growing, changing, improving library to meet today’s and tomorrow’s information and research needs.

Partnerships with friends and benefactors help nurture the library as it grows with the new century. With your support, the Library will be able to maintain the quality of the collections, offer expanded services, and improve the attractiveness of the building, inside and out.

There are several ways that you can help support the University Library.

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Honor With Books Program

Celebrating the value of a good book

The University Library is pleased to accept gifts designated to purchase books in honor of or in memory of individuals and families. An attractive bookplate, including the name of the person(s) honored, is placed inside the front cover of every gift book added to the collection. Gifts can range from $40 for a single book to $1,000 for a "bookshelf" of 40 books. Gifts at the $500 to $1,000 levels also allow the donor to select a specific subject, from this list of Collection Specialties.

What better way to pay tribute to someone special while making a lasting contribution to higher education at UMass Dartmouth.

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Gifts of Materials

The Library welcomes your donations of books, periodicals, music discs, videos and other library materials. When you consider making a donation, please keep in mind the academic and research orientation of the Library. For more information, contact Susan Raidy-Klein, Collection Development and Library Acquisitions at 508-999-8666 or Email Susan Raidy-Klein.

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Library Associates

Founded in 1974, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Library Associates are people who are interested in the University Library and who hope to:

  • Promote understanding of the Library's mission, policies, plans and concerns, and
  • Enrich the Library's resources and facilities

Library Associates offer programs that reflect the Library's mission and raise funds to assist the Library in building its collections and offering a variety of services and programs.

To learn more and to join the Library Associates, click here.