Giving to the Library


Furniture replacement and repair is essential and every student should have a “seat” to fit their particular learning style and facilitate success.

With the Library Commons renovation in 2015, exciting new spaces for collaborative and individual work areas were delivered to improve the Library and benefit UNF students, faculty, and community members.

However, the Library still has a 200 seat deficit. This becomes very clear during exam weeks when our dedicated students are seated along the floors throughout the building. The Library serves over 800,000 students, faculty, and community members per year and it is critical to add seating to accommodate their needs.

The “Seat-a-Student” program will ensure Library furniture keeps pace with changes in education, research, and need, and that each space is suitably furnished for group-work areas, presentation-practice rooms, or individual study carrels. The Seat-a-Student program will guarantee that no UNF student in 2050 will encounter the same furniture installed today.

Consider supporting Seat-a-Student at one of the following levels:

White Library Osprey:  $500

Blue Library Osprey:  $1,000

Silver Library Osprey:  $2,500

Gold Library Osprey: $5,000 +

Some gifts above may be pledged over a five year period.

GOAL $50,000



Donors can make a one-time, or multi-year commitment (pledge) to support an area of interest for the library. For example, a gift of $5,000 can be paid in one installment or at $1,000 a year for five years. 

Questions & Contact

To make a gift or for questions about giving, please contact Library Dean, Dr. Brent Mai, or Director of Development for Academic Affairs, Lorin Thies.

Gifts can also be made online by clicking here.


Thomas G. Carpenter Library

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Jacksonville, FL 32224

Phone: 904-620-2615

Text: 904-507-4122

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Library Vision

The Carpenter Library aspires to be the intellectual center of its community, to foster innovations that lead to the discovery of knowledge, and to further the research and scholarly endeavors of its users.

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