WVU Libraries

WVU Libraries are the spaces, people, collections and services that support all WVU campuses and all fields of study, from engineering and the arts to science, media, business and medicine. While we are known for our more than 2 million print volumes and over 90,000 serial titles (mostly electronic), the libraries also offer continuous access to classroom learning, research and technology and opportunities to gather in our historic spaces.

WVU Libraries teach information literacy, assist researchers in the advancing digital landscape, loan laptops, offer study space, operate interlibrary loan, host exhibits and events and advocate for open access.


Why we need your support


To support West Virginia University’s R1 research status, our libraries must be acknowledged as the best worldwide. We are continually evolving in the physical and digital landscape, gathering and teaching with firsthand materials from our special collections, offering a space for cross-campus and community collaboration and supporting the needs defined by our faculty and students.

With the escalating costs of electronic and print resources, of more technologically advanced teaching and study spaces and the challenge of building top-notch collections, we need your support now more than ever. Your donation will touch the very heart of the student experience at West Virginia University.


How you can help


Greatest Needs
This fund helps us fill the most urgent demands, supporting important purchases of library resources and technology, upgrades in student services and one-of-a-kind programming opportunities.

Health Sciences Library Fund
This fund supports the unique needs of our Health Sciences community, providing research resources, study space and technological access that strengthens and is integral to the student experience in the medical professional fields.

West Virginia and Regional History Center
Gifts 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 WVU students from all colleges and schools, our first-class materials establish WVU on the international stage.

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Greatest Needs Dollar for Dollar Match
Donations made to any “Greatest Needs” fund on the Day of Giving will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $25,000 by Frank and Jayna Alderman. Help us meet this match by making a donation to your favorite WVU school, college or department’s Greatest Needs Fund today!
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Greatest Needs Dollar for Dollar Match Second Half Surprise
Donations made to any “Greatest Needs” fund on the Day of Giving will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $25,000. Help us meet this match by making a donation to your favorite WVU school, college or department’s Greatest Needs Fund today!
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WVU Day of Giving "We're Live" Match
WVU Day of Giving is live! Help us kick off the 2018 WVU Day of Giving by making a gift to your favorite area of WVU. Gifts will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $50,000.
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WVU Faculty and Staff Dollar for Dollar Match
Calling all WVU Faculty and Staff! Kick off the work day by donating on WVU Day of Giving. Gifts made by WVU faculty and staff will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $10,000.
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First Time Donors Dollar for Dollar Match
The next $10,000 in donations made by First Time Donors will be matched dollar for dollar. Make your first ever donation to WVU now and get your gift matched.
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WVU Day of Giving "Afternoon Power Push"
Gifts made during the “Afternoon Power Push” will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $50,000. Help us meet this match by making a gift to your favorite area of WVU!
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Recent Graduates Dollar for Dollar Match
The next $10,000 in donations made by Recent Graduates (2009-2018) will be matched dollar for dollar. Make your donation to WVU now and get your gift matched.
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Evening Push Dollar for Dollar
Let’s keep going! Help us meet another dollar-for-dollar match by making a gift to your favorite area of WVU. Gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to a total of $25,000.
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2-for-1 Special
We have one more match to offer tonight as our Day of Giving heads into its final stretch. Gifts made until 11:30 will be matched 2-for-1 up to a total of $50,000.
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2-for-1 Special
We have one more match to offer tonight as our Day of Giving heads into its final stretch. Gifts made until 11:30 will be matched 2-for-1 up to a total of $50,000.
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Mountaineer Photo Challenge
If 2,000 WVU alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends share their favorite photos with the WVU Mountaineer (from any year!) on social media then Mike Escue and Alexis Pugh will generously donate an additional $20,000 to benefit WVU students. Help us meet this challenge by sharing your photo and use #WVUDayofGiving.
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Lunch Hour Challenge
Which Participating Group will receive the most donations during our Lunch Time Challenge? The group that receives the most donations during this challenge will receive an extra $2,500 for their Greatest Needs Fund.
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Happy Hour Participation Challenge
Which Participating Group will receive the most donations during our Happy Hour Challenge? The group that receives the most donations during this challenge will receive an extra $2,500 for their Greatest Needs Fund!
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Night Owl Challenge
Which Participating Group will receive the most donations during our Night Owl Challenge? The group that receives the most donations during this challenge will receive an extra $2,500 for their Greatest Needs Fund.
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Participation Leaderboard
Which Participating Group will receive the most donations during WVU Day of Giving? Make a gift to your favorite area of WVU to help keep your group at the top of the Leaderboard.
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Amount Raised Leaderboard
Which Participating group will raise the most during WVU Day of Giving? Make a gift to your favorite area of WVU to help keep your group at the top of the Leaderboard!
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Libraries Dollar for Dollar Match
Libraries Dean, Karen Diaz, will generously match donations made to any WVU Libraries' Needs on the Day of Giving up to a total of $1,000. Help us meet this match by making a donation to our Libraries’ Greatest Needs, the Health Sciences Library or the West Virginia and Regional History Center.
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