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Support the Libraries

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The Drexel University Libraries plays a critical role in advancing Drexel University as a comprehensive research university focused on the rapidly changing needs of the 21st century learner. Your generosity will support the Libraries' ability to serve as collaborators in education and research and active participants in fostering intentional self-directed learning outside of the classroom, both in physical and virtual spaces. Every gift—no matter how small—makes an impact.

Thank you in advance for your support and thank you to all of our supporters who have generously donated to the Libraries in the past.

Ways to Give

There are a number of ways to support the Drexel University Libraries, and we welcome the opportunity to discuss the variety of contributions that can be made to Libraries. Gift materials have included personal papers, books authored by members of the Drexel community, photographs, posters, and other items. Donors have provided funds to support improvements to our physical spaces, as well as processing and digitizing archival collections.

Donate a Piece of Drexel history

The University Archives is committed to maintaining the records that document Drexel University’s history, as well as actively collecting documents that reflect the University today. The University Archives also collects and preserves records that document the history of the Drexel family and related families.

You can help document and preserve the history of Drexel University by donating or transferring materials to the University Archives, sharing your Drexel experience through an oral history recording, or submitting published papers and research materials for the Drexel Research Discovery portal. 

If you have records you would like to transfer or donate to the University Archives, please contact the University Archives first to discuss the materials and ensure they are a good fit for the collections.

For more information on donating and transferring records to the University Archives, visit the Drexel University Archives website.

Gifts in Kind

We are grateful to Drexel University alumnae/i and friends who have donated resources to the Libraries that support the University’s academic curriculum, research, and student experiences.

While we recognize that donors value materials they offer for donation, not every item or collection is a good fit for the Drexel Libraries. Generally, the Libraries does not accepts donations of books or other physical materials for our general collection, but we welcome the opportunity to review materials that support active courses and research.

Faculty members are welcome to make their physical books placed on course reserve permanent additions to the collection by donating them to the Drexel Libraries. Learn more about the Libraries’ course reserve service. 

We ask that all prospective donors consult with our staff before arranging to have books delivered to the Libraries. Gifts offered may be accepted in whole, in part, or be declined.

Contact to discuss your donation.

Gifts of Works Authored by Faculty, Staff and Students

The University Archives is happy to review and may accept donations of works published by Drexel faculty, staff, and students for inclusion in the Drexel Authors Collection within the University Archives. Additional copies of publications may also be added to the general collection upon review by our librarians.

Contact to discuss your donation.

Other Ways to Give

You may want to consider using tax-advantageous ways of giving – through stock, charitable gift annuities, your estate plan, IRA rollover and other options. Discover more information about the benefits for giving wisely here. Help make a difference in our students’ lives by making a gift to the Drexel Libraries today.

Monetary gifts can be made on the University’s secure online giving site. You can safely charge your gift to your credit card. Or send a check made payable to Drexel University and use the memo line of the check to indicate the area of the university you wish to support. Checks may be mailed to:

Drexel University
PO Box 8215
Philadelphia, PA 19101-9684