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As part of a public university, we receive some state funding. However, private individuals support the programs and initiatives that allow us to be on the forefront of academic libraries. With your help the University Library can make projects happen, support on-going programs, and provide for the University Library’s future. Whether you’re interested in advancing the collections or helping students, your interests can benefit the University Library.

The University Library has identified four primary areas of need:

Faculty helping student

Unrestricted Fund:

Unrestricted gifts support special projects and opportunities for students, community outreach, as well as professional development for faculty and staff. Contributions to this fund help the library address current needs and priorities.



Collections Fund:

The Collections Fund helps build the library’s range of research resources. This includes books, journals, and electronic media such as online databases.

Through the generosity of donors to this fund, the library has been able to acquire some rare and unique resources like the Artists’ Book collection held by the Herron Art Library.


 Book shelves
 Student in front of display 

Student Opportunity Fund:


This fund is designed to help students grow and succeed at IUPUI through programs that enhance the services and activities of the University Library. Donations to this fund can support programs like the annual atrium sculpture competition and initiatives such as the diversity scholar program. As the fund grows it can also support graduate assistantships and professional development for student employees.



Friends of Joseph and Matthew Payton Library:

The Joseph and Matthew Payton Philanthropic Studies Library prepares individuals for lives of service through a wide range of materials that inform the study and practice of philanthropy. A contribution to this fund can support the work of researchers, students and nonprofit professionals through collection development and online tools like PRO—Philanthropy Resources Online.


 student in front of Payton Library


If you are interested in supporting student success at IUPUI with a gift to the University Library:

 Send your contributions to:Click here to donate online:

IUPUI University Library
External Relations Team
755 W Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

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For more information about the tax advantages of giving click here.



Matching gifts double or even triple the impact of your giving. Many businesses match their employees’ gifts to higher education. Your human resources office can tell you if your company will match your gift and provide you with a form. Send us the completed form and we’ll do the rest!For more information about the tax advantages of giving click here.

Donor Recognition Donors are the heart of IUPUI. Your generosity makes possibilities real and the campus and the library are grateful. Those that make a leadership level gift to the library are recognized with an invitation to join the Barbara B. Fischler Society, for more information please email Kindra Orr or call her at 317-278-2338.

Honor with Books A unique way to honor a stellar student or transformative teacher through an electronic book plate in the Indiana University online catalogue. If you are interested in this please email Taylor Bennett or call her at 317-278-2322

Book Donations The University Library recognizes that community members have valuable books and book collections they might like to donate to the library. Due to space and cost limitations we rarely accept these types of donations. For more information please email Kevin Petsche or call her at 317-278-2330.

For more information about other giving vehicles such as planned gifts and asset donations follow this link.

Last updated by andjsmit on 06/05/2015