“A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library. The library is the university.” – Shelby Foote
Students’ needs are the library’s top priority. Your donations help ensure that the library can continue to respond to changing student needs and provide the highest level of services and collections. By expanding and preserving the collections, creating inviting learning spaces, and keeping up with new technologies, the University Libraries have become a go-to resource that helps students to get the most out of their Seton Hall experience
The main University (Walsh) Library is a versatile center for the community where students can find study environments suited to their needs, whether they are seeking a relaxed, collaborative space or a quiet refuge from hectic campus life. Your support allows us to continue to improve our spaces and respond to evolving needs.
Technology has had a major impact on all areas of the University. With your support the library has expanded digital resources, launched a new website, and found new ways to reach out to the Seton Hall community. Digitization of rare materials from Archives and Special Collections has made parts of the University’s heritage, like the recently digitized Galleon yearbooks, available to the entire SHU community.
By building and maintaining robust collections, the University Libraries are able to provide the University community with the resources to facilitate teaching, learning, and research. Donations help to grow the collections and the monies are put to good use funding acquisitions of new resources, conservation of rare materials in Archives and Special Collections, and resources for our dynamic Gallery programming.
Gifts to create or supplement an endowment are a great way to provide long-term support to the Library. An endowment provides funding in perpetuity, so that your gift will continue to benefit the library year after year. For more information about endowments, please visit the University’s Endowed Gifts page.
If you wish to provide meaningful support the Library while accommodating your own financial goals and plans for your estate, consider making a planned gift. A gift through your will or estate allows you to defer giving and retain control of your assets during your lifetime. Some types of planned gifts, such as annuities, actually provide income to the donor. To learn more about the various options for gift planning, visit the University’s Gift Planning page.
One-time donations help us to grow areas of the collections and support the research needs of students and faculty; for more information please see our One-time gifts page. For more information on the types of materials we accept, please see our Gifts Policy.
By contributing to the Annual Fund, you help provide monetary support to the Library. Your generosity ensures that our collections and services will continue to grow and enrich the lives of students for years to come.