Giving to the Library

Ways to give to the Library
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Your outright contribution, named endowment, planned gift or in-kind gift will enhance library services and programs, including building collections, maintaining technological currency, and preserving and providing access to special collections and archival materials.

Outright Contributions

Outright contributions augment our ability to purchase books, media, and equipment.

  • Unrestricted Contributions: Your gift will be used in the area of greatest need.
  • Designated Contributions: You designate what the gift should be used for, such as library collections, books, University Archives and Area Research Center, DVD's, etc.
  • Named Endowment:  Create a named endowment in the subject area of your choice.
  • All financial contributions must be donated through University Advancement (715/232-1151).

Planned Giving

Planned giving contributes to future library collections, services and programs and may be discussed with University Advancement (715/232/1151).

Donations of Books, Recordings, and Other Materials

Donations of materials are also welcome and may be added to our collections or sold at the library's book sale.  Please contact Cory Mitchell, Collection Development Librarian (715/232-2363,, for details.

For donations of records, photographs, scrapbooks, etc. pertaining to UW-Stout, please contact the University Archivist (715/232-2300), for details.

Donor Recognition

Kay and David Barnard have donated two significant ongoing named endowments to the University Library.  One is for library staff development for which any library staff member can apply for a grant to attend professional training.  The other funds the Barnard Outstanding Staff Award.  They also donated over 200 professional photographs to be sold with proceeds to be used for library needs.

The Rastkis endowment for engineering has contributed half the cost of the database subscription to IEEE Explore.  This important resource contains the content of all the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' periodical research, conference proceedings, symposium papers, as well as standards.

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