Support Rutgers University Libraries

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Rutgers University Libraries are the intellectual center of the university-serving all members of the University community, supporting all disciplines, and playing a key role in advancing student learning and faculty research.

Your gift can support any aspect of Rutgers University Libraries and will help ensure that the libraries continue to provide essential resources for the university community, the state of New Jersey, and beyond.

Ways of giving

Direct Gifts

You may make an online donation to Rutgers University Libraries through our secure website or by mailing your check, payable to the Rutgers University Foundation, to:

Office of Development
Rutgers University Libraries
c/o Archibald S. Alexander Library
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
169 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Please contact the Office of the Vice President for University Libraries and University Librarian (848-932-7505) with any questions or concerns.

Gifts of Books and Materials

The Rutgers University Libraries welcome gifts of books and other materials that strengthen our collections and support the instructional and research programs of the university. More information is available in our Gift Acceptance Policy.

Planned Giving

In 1985, the Colonel Henry Rutgers Society was formed to recognize those thoughtful graduates and friends who include Rutgers in their estate plans. Like Colonel Henry, their commitment demonstrates a faith in the future by a planned gift that will last beyond a lifetime. You can become a member of the Colonel Henry Rutgers Society by doing one or more of the following:

  • Make a bequest in your will to Rutgers
  • Name Rutgers as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy
  • Make a gift to Rutgers that pays you income for life
  • Establish a charitable trust to benefit Rutgers
  • Make a gift of a residence to Rutgers while retaining the right to live there

If you would like to leave a legacy gift that would benefit the Rutgers University Libraries, the Office of Gift Planning would be happy discuss your goals and concerns on a private and confidential basis.
They may be reached at 848-932-8808.