Making a Gift to the Libraries

There are a number of ways to support the University Libraries. The value of the Libraries is enormous:  some have claimed that libraries hold the knowledge to rebuild civilization. Others believe that any great educational institution must have a great library. In other words: Your gift makes a difference to thousands of people right now and for generations to come.


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Giving online allows for you to support the program of your choice. Visit Giving to Penn State and access our secure online giving form. The online giving form will allow you to create a donor account, which enables you to make future gifts under your name and check your online giving history. After completing the online giving form, select Libraries Future Fund as the area you want to support.



Checks, made out to Penn State, can be mailed to: Penn State University Libraries Development, 510 Paterno Library, University Park PA 16802-1812


Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

You can direct your bank to issue payments on a monthly or yearly basis to the University Libraries. To do so, use the EFT Form.


Payroll Deduction

Your employer may match your contribution to the University Libraries. Visit the Corporate Matching Gifts page to learn more.


Tax Planning

  • Gifts of Securities
    You may be able to transfer stock or mutual fund holdings to the University Libraries while securing significant tax benefits for yourself and your family

  • Gifts of other assets
    Retirement funds, real estate, and even personal property can be transformed into important philanthropic support for Penn State.

  • Estate Gifts
    Through a bequest, you can create a legacy that will benefit the University Libraries for generations to come.

  • Life Income Gifts
    Charitable remainder trusts and gifts annuities allow you to make a significant gift to the University Libraries while ensuring a stable source of income for you and your loved ones.


Lion Line Telefund

Lion Line is Penn State's highly regarded telefund organization. One of the premier calling centers in the nation, Lion Line student callers contact alumni, parents and friends on behalf of Penn State's colleges, campuses, and programs.