Giving to the Library

The library deeply appreciates all donations that help us continue providing resources and services to the university's students and faculty. Looking forward into the future, we hope to expand and improve our offerings, but this enrichment of the campus can be done only with your help.

If you would like to support the library with a financial donation, contact University Advancement or by calling 1-800-392-4112.

  • Opportunities to Give
  • Donor Spotlights
  • Contact Us

Opportunities to Give

Fund the library

Endowments and cash donations help the library to fulfill the needs of the Missouri S&T community.

Shape our collections

Through making a monetary donation to the library's collections you provide long-term access to materials for our students, staff, and faculty.

two students using rover

Shape our spaces and services

The library is constantly looking for ways to improve and revitalize the spaces we provide our students, staff, and faculty.  We want to be able to provide spaces that allow our users to succeed.  Since our community has a variety of needs we must provide different types of spaces to accommodate individual and group study, social interaction, and quiet reflection.  As a science and technology university, having technology in the library is critical to success.  We hope to provide students with technology throughout the library and especially in our study rooms.

Donate materials

The library is always glad to receive books, puzzles or many other materials you would like to donate. We strive to keep our circulating collection well-stocked and up to date, so some donated materials may not be added to the collection, but will be sold in our book sale to raise vital funds for the library.

While we appreciate all offers, we are unable to take some types of materials. The library does not accept donations of journals, magazines, or newspapers.

If you have materials you'd like to donate to the library, please contact us to work out details of acceptance and delivery. If you want to get a head start on the process, you can print out a copy of our gift book release form to bring with you when you donate materials.

Donor Spotlights

P. J. McGinnis Gift

Funds in memoriam of library staff member to furnish shelving for leisure reading collection.

Development Fund

Recent purchases of updated furniture and collaborative technology for student space.

Steinmetz CD Collection

Gift of over 650 classical audio CDs in memory of alumnus Charles E. Steinmetz, Class of 1951.

John Herman Dougherty Trust

Purchase of journal backfiles in the areas of materials from Elsevier, such as the Earth and Planetary Sciences backfile in 2015.

Heilscher Endowment

Recent renewal of A/V collection to accommodate change in formats from VHS to DVD.

Henry Gross Fund

Recent purchases of books in mining and petroleum, as well as OneMine

Contact Us


John Held, II

Director of Planned Giving