Carpenter Library Community Engagement & Giving

The library serves students, faculty and the community at large...

Greetings from the Dean

The University of North Florida Thomas G. Carpenter Library’s overall mission of support for learning remains consistent, however the way we offer services continues to evolve to stay on-trend with the nation's leading libraries.

Last year there were more than 800,000 visits to the Carpenter Library by students, faculty and community members. The Carpenter Library facility is critical for housing materials and our community's history, providing quiet study space, facilitating collaborative learning to promote an inclusive future work force, and providing access to online materials vital to research and class assignments.

In recent years the Carpenter Library also made it possible for students and faculty to access more than 320,000 e-books, over 38,000 online journals, and download more than 1.5 million documents online. In fact, in 2016-17 researchers from 213 countries utilized this library's educational resources.  The Carpenter Library offers a vast amount of online information in Digital Commons - our “library without walls” - and also believes it is important to provide online recognition of our supporters. 

Approximately 12,000 UNF students receive some type of financial aid (need based grants, loans, scholarships), therefore your generosity to the Carpenter Library which positively impacts at least 90% of students is critical.  Please browse our Digital Bookplate giving opportunities supporting the purchase of necessary library materials and our Gratitude pages recognizing donors to Library Strategic Initiatives such as the Library Commons campaigns; Seat a Student and Tap into Technology. We deeply appreciate everyone’s contributions as we collectively strive to change the world one step at a time – one question, one book, one laptop, one search, one archived collection, one project, one student, one faculty member’s research paper, one financial gift – every effort makes a difference!

With warm regards,

Dr. Elizabeth Curry, Dean, University of North Florida Thomas G. Carpenter Library