WVU Libraries primary goal is to bring success to our campus mission of teaching, research and service.
We do this through the collections, spaces and expert services that we offer to all fields of study from engineering and the arts to science, media, business and medicine.
Beyond the 1.2M visitors, 1.7M downloads, the posters printed, media equipment loaned, thousands of study room reservations and world class special collections, WVU Libraries serves a community that is both campus and local, statewide and international.
Why we need your support
Your support provides the resources that we need to foster success. Thanks to your charitable donations, we can:
• Support WVU’s R1 Research initiatives
• Create and sustain the best possible physical and digital landscape
• Preserve West Virginia and WVU history for future generations
• Foster collaboration through our events and spaces
• Encourage community initiatives and learning by providing non-profit and business services to organizations and small businesses in the area.
• Develop curriculum that demands intellectual exploration … teach from first-hand materials, host panels and speakers, and sponsor film screenings and exhibits that enhance campus conversations
• Upgrade our facilities to support the study and creative experience at the highest level
A donation to the library today touches the very heart of the student experience at West Virginia University.
How you can help
Giving to WVU Libraries greatest needs immediately provides for the most critical demands on our day to day services, supporting important purchases of library resources and technology, necessary facilities upgrades and specific student study and research needs.
Special Initiatives and Events
Giving to our special initiatives sustains and promotes programs that encourage intellectual conversation and community collaboration. We are also able to provide for our many different constituencies. In 2018, we provide special veteran study areas at the Evansdale and Downtown campus, free grantwriting workshops for non-profits, and offered two Robert F. Munn Undergraduate Library Scholars Awards for outstanding humanities and social sciences theses based on Library research.
The West Virginia & Regional History Center
Gifts to this fund support the specific scholarly acquisitions of our primary source collections, including the rare book room, the Appalachian collection, the congressional archives, our genealogy source material and many others. Used by researchers worldwide and our students from all colleges from engineering to the arts, sciences and media our first-class materials establish WVU on the international stage.
The WVU Museum of the Health Sciences
Opening in phases beginning this year, the WVU Museum of the Health Sciences will celebrate and preserve our tradition of medical excellence as well as provide students, faculty and the public with greater understanding of present and future initiatives throughout the Mountain State dedicated to fostering a culture of wellness.