Support the Libraries

Thank you for your interest in supporting the Wright State University Libraries. Your gift benefits Wright State students in every area of study by providing the best tools available to help them to succeed: books, journals, databases, personal reference help, computers, study space, multimedia instruction, and more. Your gift is very important.

Please select a fund that interests you from the list below, and you will be directed to the online giving page to make your secure credit card gift to Wright State University.

Thank you for continuing to make Wright State University Libraries a valuable resource for all.

Libraries Excellence Fund

This unrestricted fund is used for research materials, facility improvements, staff development, scholarly events, and more. It also helps to support the hardware, software, and staffing needs of the Student Technology Assistance Center (a resource teaching multimedia skills) and the Information Commons (public computers and reference help).

Special Collections Support Fund

This fund supports materials acquisition and preservation.

* To learn more about the collections and services of Special Collections and the Archives, please visit Special Collections & Archives online.

Library Student Assistant Award

The Libraries' Student Assistant Awards reward top-performing student assistants. More than 250 awards totaling more than $100,000 in scholarships have been issued to deserving students since 1995.

Legacy Book Program

A donation to the Friends of the Libraries' Legacy Book Program is a way to honor the interests of family and friends in recognition of an event or accomplishment, or to honor a loved one's memory while helping the Libraries. Your contribution expands the possibilities throughout our collections, benefiting the campus and surrounding communities. A minimum donation of $50 purchases a book(s) in the honoree’s name for the Libraries' collections. A bookplate with your information is placed within each contributed book, and you will receive information about the book title selected. For your convenience, the Legacy Book Program Form can be filled out, printed and mailed to the libraries. Books purchased for this program

University Libraries Book Support Fund

The Book Support Fund is a larger program for donors to establish honorary funds for the purchase of multiple books within the donor's designated subject guidelines. These funds are separate from the Legacy Book Program by providing a wider selection of books in a chosen subject area and offers the potential to bolster the Libraries' Collection Development program. Creating a Book Support Fund commemorates your interests or those of a loved one on a one-time or continuing basis. You may determine how broad you wish to make your collection and also invite other people to contribute toward your fund.

Online donations may be made to existing Book Support Funds through the WSU Foundation. Please indicate the name of the specific book fund you are donating to in the Comments box (Top Scholars, Harden, History, etc.)

Each book contains a bookplate inside its front cover as well as a digital bookplate permanently linking to the online catalog record for titles acquired through the generosity of the Libraries' donors.