Support the Libraries

With more than millions of books and other holdings and 12 libraries on three campuses, the University Libraries are the academic heart of Washington University.

Because the Libraries support scholarship in each and every discipline taught here, gifts to the Libraries benefit the entire University community and ensure that Washington University will maintain its level of excellence for generations to come. We do not graduate students, but consider all Washington University graduates our alumni.

Make your gift now, or for more information on giving, contact Shannon Sowell, Senior Associate Director of Advancement for University Libraries at or 314-935-5219.

Make A Gift

Friend   $50-$99 annually

  • Notices of library events
  • Subscription to the Libraries' magazine Off the Shelf

Century Club   $100-$999 annually

All above benefits, plus:

  • A library card to check out circulating materials owned by WashU (by request)

Eliot Society   $1,000 and up annually

All above benefits, plus:

  • Campus parking access (by request)
  • Sumers Recreation Center access (by request)
  • An invitation to join the Whittemore House faculty club
  • Invitations to annual events: Family Night and Eliot Society Dinner