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Libraries are the heart of academic success at UW-Madison.

Donations to the Libraries support more than just our collections, spaces, services, and programs.  You are supporting every student, faculty member, and researcher at our top-tier research university. When you make a gift, you join our team to help our community acquire, find, and learn to use the resources they need which can include books, digital journal articles, spaces that promote focus, rare primary source materials, data management services, and more. Like a heartbeat, our impact is pumped throughout campus and can be found in student work, lesson plans, published research, and even in heated debates on the Terrace. Thank you for joining us in this important work.

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Please note that all donations to the Libraries are processed through the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association, the official fundraising and gift-receiving organization for the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Annual donors who contribute $40 or more to any Library Fund may also receive a donor borrowing card for use in person at UW-Madison Libraries.

Planned Giving

When you include UW-Madison Libraries in your estate plans, you are ensuring that future Badgers have access to a top-tier library system, the way you did when you were on campus. Donors who have made a planned or deferred gift are recognized as a part of the University’s Wisconsin Legacy Society.

Through the Libraries’ partnership with the UW Foundation, there are a variety of gift planning options available to you from bequests to life income gifts. The UW Foundation and the Libraries always recommend that you consult with your attorney or financial advisor on these decisions. However, the Libraries’ Development Director, Frances Steiner, is available to answer any questions, discuss ideas, and provide sample bequest language.  Contact Frances directly at Frances.Steiner@supportuw.org.