The Importance of Giving to the Libraries – OHIO University Libraries
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Since its opening in the early 1800s, OHIO’s University Libraries has grown from a couple volumes to over three million volumes. Today, we serve thousands of students, faculty, staff and Athens Community members and act as an international resource through our services in the Library and online. We are ranked in the top 100 research libraries in North America and are a member of the Association of Research Libraries.

Vernon R. Alden

Dr. Vernon R. Alden, 15th president of Ohio University, once said, “The Library is far more than a collection of books or a building. It is the intellectual heart of the university, a vital element of university life with an essential role in teaching, learning and research.” As the university continues to grow, OHIO’s University Libraries strives to continue to be a place that cultivates student and faculty academic success.

When you support us you support Ohio University faculty and students reach their full academic potential through aiding them in their teaching, learning and research. You can focus your gift on what you love through our different endowments . Every gift makes a difference.


Ways to Give


A simple phone call will connect you directly to an Ohio University Libraries assignee. They will be able to answer questions about designations, areas, or library needs. After the phone call you may choose to mail in your gift or use the online option.Talk to Ellen Fultz at 740-597-2145 to submit a gift by phone to the OHIO Libraries.


By clicking on the “MAKE A GIFT NOW” button at the top of this web page, you may make a one time or recurring gift to the Libraries. After your information is entered you will see several different areas with the designation ‘University Library’.This secure, online form is the easiest way to give for most people. you may use your debit card or credit card and rest easy knowing that we protect your information.


Neither rain nor snow nor dark of night will hold up your gift by mail! Please make your check out to, ‘Ohio University Foundation’. If you wish to designate your gift to a certain endowment of fund, please write, ‘Alden Library-(name of fund)’ in the memo line of your check.Mail to, Ellen Fultz Executive Director of Development, Scholarships and Special Projects 1 Ohio University OHIO Libraries McGuffey Hall Athens, OH 45701