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How to Give

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Thank you for considering a gift to the Libraries. To learn more about giving to UMass Amherst Libraries, please contact the Library Development & Communication Office at 413-545-0995.


To make a gift online, please visit the University’s online giving site. Here you can click the basic "Library" button which indicates that you are making a gift to the Library. If you would like to further designate your gift to a specific area of the Library, please click the last choice on the list, to "see a more complete list," and then scroll through until you see the various choices listed under "Library."

By Check

Please make your check payable to the UMass Amherst Libraries.
Please use the memo line to specify the fund to which you’d like to donate.

Mail a check to:

Friends of the Library
UMass Amherst Libraries
W.E.B. Du Bois Library
154 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9275

Planned Giving

A planned gift supports UMass Amherst Libraries and can provide tax benefits to you. The Office of Planned Giving can help you plan a gift that yields maximum benefits to you and the Libraries. Contact them for more information.

Gifts of Materials

Our collections have been greatly enriched through generous gifts of materials and funds. The Libraries welcome materials that support, broaden, and advance teaching and research activities. The UMass Amherst Libraries are able to accept materials that have been approved in advance by a subject specialist, the Gifts Librarian (Jim Kelly,, 413-545-3981), or Head of Special Collections & University Archives (Rob Cox,, 413-545-6842).

For details about gifts in kind, please read the gift policy

  • W.E.B. Du Bois Library
  • 154 Hicks Way
  • Amherst, MA 01003-9275
  • (413) 545-3974

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