When you give to the Florida State University Libraries, you support the entire university. Each year, over 1.5 million students, faculty, staff and friends utilize the Libraries’ study and research facilities. Many more visit the Library online. In addition, librarians work closely with faculty to help ensure the quality instruction and cutting-edge research opportunities that set Florida State apart.
The FSU Libraries belong to the prestigious Association of Research Libraries, comprised of the top 125 research libraries in the United States and Canada. The Libraries provide Florida State scholars with almost 3 million books, journals, databases, audio-visual materials and microforms on virtually every subject. We count on private support to build and maintain exceptional collections and provide outstanding services that enable students and faculty at Florida State to reach their full potential.
Your gift can be directed in a number of ways. Here are just a few:
Enriching collections in every subject area
Because the Libraries serve all of FSU, we purchase books and other materials in almost every subject area. Funds can be established to enhance our collections in any field, providing rich resources for student and faculty scholarship.
Improving our physical facilities
Strozier Library, along with other campus libraries, hosts almost 2 million visitors a year. Providing the best in facilities and services requires frequent updating. Projects are underway to renovate areas in Strozier Library, Dirac Library, and to build an innovative new undergraduate library.
Preserving Florida State history through the Heritage Protocol project
is uncovering and preserving artifacts from FSU’s rich history, as well as creating a “virtual museum” that tells the Florida State story. This innovative project is being built with alumni contributions: documents, photographs, and other memorabilia, as well as financial support.
Supporting Special Collections and Archives
A gift to Special Collections and Archives will provide funds to acquire and preserve rare books and special original primary source materials, allow FSU library to digitize individual items and provide access to scholars worldwide to ensure collections are available for future scholarship.
Supporting leading-edge technology and high-quality digital libraries
Scholarly information in many fields is “going digital.” The Internet provides remarkable opportunities for FSU to share both newly-created scholarly works and those from the past—rare books, unique manuscripts, photographs and artworks.
Giving to the Libraries’ general “opportunity fund”
University libraries continuously evolve to stay on top of rapidly-changing technology. The institutional priorities of Florida State, along with the demands of high-achieving faculty and students, present opportunities almost daily to develop new resources and services.
Please contact us with any questions you have about supporting the University Libraries.
Director of Development
(850) 645-8341 (office)
(850) 228-9453 (cell)