The Thomas G. Carpenter Library at the University of North Florida sits at the heart of campus. It is an advanced, vibrant community of creative collaboration, thought leadership and educational technology. The design and tools offered in new Library Commons on its 1st and 2nd floors echoes this sentiment with a premier focus on student success.
When you step into the library, you feel the passion of the academic hub of UNF, as well as diversity, drive, dedication, and focus which fills the building at all hours. Students, faculty and the public come to access library expertise, materials, and equipment, and also to collaborate and exchange ideas.
The library serves the entire community, and people throughout the world visit online and use its vast electronic resources and research material. In fact, last year people from 213 countries across the globe accessed the Thomas G Carpenter Library via the internet for educational use. (Read more on Library Impact ~ Local & Global here)
Support from private donors is essential to continue to build its collections and provide outstanding educational services and technology.
When you make a gift to the library you support the entire University of North Florida and our community at large. You ensure students, faculty and the public have the tools required for personal success.
There are many highly impactful ways in which you can support the Library.
We invite you to explore those opportunities by clicking on each of the Library Funding Priority tabs.
There are a number of ways you can give to the Thomas G. Carpenter Library at the University of North Florida. These methods can target a Library Strategic Initiative, support a Bookplate, expand Special Collections, sponsor an important event for students and more!
Gold Library Osprey: $5,000 +
Make your gift quickly and easily through our secure system UNF’s secure online giving site.
Write a Check
Make your check payable to “UNF Foundation” with a note in the memo section or send an accompanying cover letter specifying your desire to support the Library.
Please mail to:
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.
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 Dean.
Contact our office for more information.
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.
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.
Donate a Collection to our Special Collections Department
Contact our office for more information.
If you would like to donate books, please contact our Head of Acquisitions & Collections.
Name a Room, Honor a Loved One or a Graduate
Sponsor an Event
If you would like to sponsor an event for students or faculty or collaborate to bring an event to the Library, please contact the Library Dean.