Carpenter Library Community Engagement & Giving

What is a Digital Bookplate?

Student and faculty success depends on a wide selection of resources. The Library must provide information and tools necessary to expand its collections in order to support the growing needs of the University of North Florida as a great research library in an academic community.

A unique opportunity to recognize
someone special.

Help support acquisitions and development of the Library’s collections in order to enhance teaching, learning, and the continued success of students, faculty, and researchers. A digital bookplate is a unique and meaningful way to recognize or honor someone special like a colleague, mentor, parent, grandparent, graduate, advisor, or professor.

There are three different types of opportunities and a variety of giving levels. There is a level for everyone. What a unique way to celebrate someone on a special occasion including birthdays, retirements, graduations, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.

Osprey Recognition Wall

UNF Students - $120

In honor of graduates, family and friends may make a gift and be included on the virtual recognition wall.  Donor may write a congratulatory message (max 75 characters) to be posted acknowledging the graduates' accomplishments and success.

Example:  John Smith ‘15, BA, Biology-we are so proud of your hard work and dedication. Congrats!  Swoop!  Love from Chris, Jan, Bob and Anna.

Example:  Ann Smith ’15, BS, Nursing-from the day you left home in New Jersey to the day you announced graduation, we knew you were on the road to success and sure to spread your wings!  Way to go Osprey!  We love you, Papa and Nana Smith.

Others, Alumni, Faculty, Staff, or Parents - $250

Alumni, faculty, staff, past student workers or community members can pay tribute to someone special and their name will be added to the virtual recognition wall.

Example: Gift by Bob Smith ’75 in honor of my wife Amy Smith.

Example: The Psychology Faculty Department honors retiring faculty member Dr. John Park.

Personalized Digital Bookplates

At any of the below levels, donors may select the spirited Osprey design for a personalized digital bookplate.  Your name or honoree will be on the virtual bookplate. 


Opportunity Levels:

White Osprey bookplateA single personalized digital bookplate using the University of North Florida Carpenter Library bookplate that is displayed on the "Wall of Honor."


Option A: “Osprey Design”

Option B: “Thomas G. Carpenter Library Building Design”

Blue Osprey bookplate

At the Blue Osprey level up to two(2) different personalized digital bookplates make be chosen using the University of North Florida Carpenter Library bookplate.


Option A: “Osprey Design”

Option B: “Thomas G. Carpenter Library Building Design”

Silver Osprey bookplate

At the Silver Osprey level up to five(5) personalized digital bookplates may be chosen using the University of North Florida Carpenter Library bookplate.


Option A: “Osprey Design”

Option B: “Thomas G. Carpenter Library Building Design”

Custom & Personalized Bookplates


May be Pledged over five years with gifts of $2,000 per year

Donors may design their own custom bookplate.They may use a picture of their parents, for example, or a company logo which may be linked directly to the company web page.Language on the digital bookplate is personalized at the donor’s request.Each new purchase made with the gift will be directly linked to the custom bookplate.

May be pledged over five years with gifts of $5,000 per year.

A personalized and customized bookplate will be created using concepts preferred by the donor.A corporate logo, a photo or a drawing may be utilized for the online digital bookplate in “honor of” or in “recognition of” someone special. These endowed legacy bookplates can be viewed nationally and overseas through internet access.Materials purchased from the endowment will continually be added to the Library’s collection for years into the future.The donor’s bookplate is linked to each purchase made and may also be linked to a business or corporate web page.