Giving to the Library

Give a Gift to the Library

Giving to the LIbrary

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.

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.

How to Give

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!

~ Levels of Recognition ~

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. 

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 “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:

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.

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.

Transfer Securities

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

Please see our Library Gifts of Materials Guidelines.

Name a Room, Honor a Loved One or a Graduate

For a tour of naming opportunities, please contact our Library Dean.  Learn more here.

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.