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Giving: Support the SPU Library

The Seattle Pacific University Library welcomes gifts in support of the Library’s mission, and you can support the academic work of our students in many ways. To give online, please follow the directions below. To speak with someone about giving, please call Rachel at (206) 281-2237.

To Give to the Library Endowment:

1)       Click “GIVE NOW” on the right side of this page.

2)      Enter your gift amount and for designation select “Other” from the drop-down menu.

3)      Type in “Friends of the Library Endowment” and click “Add to Gift Cart.”

4)      Complete the form and click “Give Now.”

To Give to the Library Gifts Fund:

1)       Click “GIVE NOW” on the right side of this page.

2)      Enter your gift amount and for designation select “Other” from the drop-down menu.

3)      Type in “Library Gifts” and click “Add to Gift Cart.”

4)      Complete the form and click “Give Now.”

 

The Friends of the Library Endowment

Friends of the Library give to support an endowment that enhances both the quantity and quality of library resources available to students and scholars at SPU.

  • The endowment and the Friends of the Library group were started in 2008.
  • Increasing the size of this endowed fund is an excellent way to provide permanent, additional funds each year for needed library materials. 
  • Friends of the Library contribute $250 per year. Lifetime FOL members have given at least $10,000, or made an estate gift.
  • Gifts of securities, assets, property, or making a planned gift in your will are all great ways to support the Library.
  • Friends of the Library receive alumni library borrowing privileges.

The Library Gifts Fund

Gifts can also be made for current needs in the Library by giving to Library Gifts. These gifts go directly to the Library’s materials budget and may be used today for books, reference materials, technology, or subscriptions.

Subscribe to the Friends of the Library Newsletter

If you would like to receive the Friends of the Library Newsletter, an invitation to the annual Friends of the Library events, and other announcements about the Library, please contact Johanna Krogh at 206-281-2413 or kroghj@spu.edu.

Donate Books

The Library welcomes donations of books that advance the Library's collection development priorities. Books are evaluated by a librarian and either put into the collection or sold as used books. The relevant part of the Library collection development policy states that all content selected by librarians should be in one or more of these categories:

  • Materials that support library-using courses in the undergraduate and graduate curriculum.
  • Canonical materials expected in a library of a university of this size.
  • Materials in “collections of emphasis” that reflect SPU’s mission and signature statements.

Final decisions regarding accessions are made by the relevant liaison librarian using these selection criteria. Acknowledgements of gifts for tax purposes are provided, but appraisals are the responsibility of the donor.

To donate books to the SPU Library, contact Natalee Vick at 206-281-2735 or nvick@spu.edu.

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Donate to the Archives

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