The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Giving to the Libraries

UMass Amherst Libraries are generously supported by alumni, faculty, staff, friends, and students. 

You can make the broadest impact with your giving by supporting the most visited place on campus. When you support the Libraries, each dollar increases students’ access to knowledge. You enable the Libraries to renew learning spaces, set trends in technology, and deliver the richest resources to our students and to the Commonwealth.

Our current top fundraising priorities include
The W. E. B. Du Bois Center, to promote social justice in the legacy of Du Bois
The Open Education Fund, to reduce high textbook costs directly lowering cost to students
The Robert S. Cox Special Collections Fund, to support projects and initiatives vital to Special Collections & University Archives.

We thank you—because of your philanthropy, UMass Amherst has a great Library.

Ways to Give

Online: Use this link to make your gift online.
Recurring gifts can be set up to charge your credit card the amount you specify each month and you control whether the gift has a stop date or not.  

By Check: Simply mail a check payable to UMass Amherst with Libraries noted in the Memo to: 
Records and Gift Processing
Memorial Hall
University of Massachusetts Amherst
134 Hicks Way, Amherst, MA 01003-9270

Did you know that Matching Gifts can DOUBLE or TRIPLE your gift? Many companies will match their employees’ gifts and some even match spouses’ or retired employees’ gifts. Check with your company’s personnel office or contact the UMass Amherst Records & Gifts Processing office at 413-545-4721 or email matchinggifts@umass.edu to learn more.

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. More information can be found online or be calling Joseph K. Jayne, Associate Director of Planned Giving, jkjayne@umass.edu, 413-577-1402.

Gifts of Materials: The UMass Amherst Libraries welcome donations of materials in good condition that support our Collections Priorities: Curriculum & Research Support, Distinctive Open Collections, Richly Integrated Collections. Please review our Gift Policy for additional criteria. Gift donations must be approved in advance. To make a donation request please contact the Gifts Team at:

To learn more about giving to UMass Amherst Libraries, please contact Library Development & Communication Office at 413-545-0995.