The University Libraries has a fine reputation that has been established over many decades by its bright students and dedicated faculty. University Libraries have a proud tradition of service to these students and faculty. Libraries have long supported learning and research in all disciplines. These services and library collections have been strengthened in the last few years in part through the generosity of alumni, parents and friends. Gifts to University Libraries have helped us carry out our mission of providing the very best library and information services possible to our students, faculty, and to a growing community of researchers in the state.
THE ROTUNDA LIBRARY SOCIETY
The Rotunda Library Society was established by the University in 1998 to promote annual giving to University Libraries and to raise library awareness. The society is named for the original University Library. Membership is by annual gift. Contributors are listed in the spring issue of Library Horizons: A Newsletter of the University Libraries and are honored at the annual benefactors' luncheon. All gifts make a difference.
MAJOR GIFTS AND ENDOWMENTS
Endowed Library Excellence Funds are established with gifts of $10,000 or more. These gifts shape the future by providing enhanced library resources. The inherent satisfaction to the donor comes with the knowledge that students and faculty will benefit for years to come. Opportunities for endowing Library Funds are many and range from endowing the position of Dean of University Libraries to endowing named book funds.
Major Gifts, including endowed funds, may be made in a number of ways:
- Gifts of cash (checks, monthly bank drafts, pledges or credit card payments)
- Appreciated securities (stocks and bonds)
- Real estate or other real property
- Planned gifts
- Corporate matching gifts
- Gifts to W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library
The University of Alabama would be honored to recognize major gifts to University Libraries in a number of ways including specially designed bookplates and naming opportunities appropriate to the gift.
For more information about making a gift to University Libraries please contact the Libraries' Dean via email Louis A. Pitschmann  or call 205-348-7561.