Carpenter Library Giving

Giving to the Library


Why give? Your gift will impact every student!

Giving to the LIbrary

Student studying in the library learning commons.

The library sits at the heart of our campus.  It is a vibrant community of creative collaboration and educational technology.  The new Library Commons will echo that sentiment while focusing on student success.

Step in the library and feel the passion of the academic hub of UNF.  Feel the diversity, drive, dedication, and focus that fill the building at all hours.  People come to access library expertise, materials, and equipment, but also to collaborate and exchange ideas with fellow students and professors.

The library serves the entire community, including those who visit online using the vast electronic resources.

Support from private donors is essential to continue to build the collections and provide outstanding services to students and faculty. When you make a gift to the library you support the entire University of North Florida and help ensure that students and faculty have materials needed for success.

There are a variety of ways in which you can support the Thomas G. Carpenter Library at the University of North Florida. We invite you to explore the opportunities by clicking on “Giving Opportunities” or "Bookplates" tabs from the list on the left. For more information, please call the Development Office at (904) 620-1706.


How to Give

There are a number of ways you can give to the Thomas G. Carpenter Library at the University of North Florida :

Give Online

Make your gift quickly and easily through our secure system UNF’s secure online giving site.

Write a Check

Make your check payable to “University of North Florida” with a note in the memo section or send an accompanying cover letter specifying your desire to support the Library.

Please mail to:

Dean's Office
Thomas G. Carpenter Library
University of North Florida
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224

Schedule a Monthly Gift

Schedule monthly electronic gifts online by designating a fixed amount on a recurring basis. Simply complete the online giving form and enter your gift amount and frequency. You may change or cancel your authorization at any time.

Transfer Securities

Contact our office for more information.

Give Tangible Personal Property

When you give tangible personal property related to the “charitable purpose” of the Library, it may be eligible for a deduction of your asset’s full market value. Some gifts may require appraisal or advance approval in order to be accepted. Please contact the Library Development Office before making the gift to learn about its suitability and the required appraisal procedures.

If you would like to donate a book, please contact our Head of Acquisitions.

Give Via an IRA Rollover

Give a tax-free gift with your IRA Rollover. A charitable IRA Rollover allows donors age 70½ or older to make annual, tax-free gifts of up to $100,000 to UNF or other qualified charities from their individual retirement accounts. Such charitable IRA rollover gifts may also count toward a donor's required minimum distribution for the year. Find out about this and other planned giving options by contacting the Library’s Director of Development or University Development Office.

Participate in Matching Gifts Programs

Some employers will match the gifts their employees and their spouses, board members and retirees make to the Library. Matching Gift programs and forms are typically available in the human resources offices of companies. Please let us know if you want us to check your company’s program on your behalf.