Help us provide the best for our students and faculty with a gift to NDSU Libraries! 

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We hope you will consider supporting the Libraries as we work to improve the student experience and fulfill our mission of enriching teaching, learning, and research to advance innovation and academic excellence.

With a gift of $25 or more to any Libraries fund, you become a member of Friends of the Libraries. Members receive NDSU Libraries borrowing privileges, the award-winning The Libraries Magazine in the fall, and invitations to NDSU Libraries events and programs. For further information, click on the Friends of the Libraries link below.

Our funds include:

  • Library Fund: supports the activities of NDSU Libraries.
  • Digital Fabrication Lab Fund: supports the activities of the Digital Fabrication Lab.
  • Friends of the Libraries Fund: for the general benefit and support of NDSU Libraries.
  • Germans from Russia Fund: supports the activities of the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection.
  • University Archives Fund: supports the activities of the NDSU Archives.
Friends of the Libraries

Enhance the student experience at NDSU by joining Friends of the Libraries! Your contributions go toward expanding services, purchasing new resources and technologies, strengthening Special Collections, updating spaces, and enriching teaching, learning, and research that advances innovation and academic excellence.

Annual Membership Benefits

Members of Friends of the Libraries receive NDSU Libraries borrowing privileges, the award-winning The Libraries Magazine in the fall, and invitations to NDSU Libraries events and programs.

Your membership is activated in the year you give and runs through the end of the calendar year; however, if you give between September 1 and December 31, your membership is extended through the following year.

Membership Levels:
  • Member: $25
  • Supporter: $100
  • Sponsor: $250
  • Benefactor: $500
  • Dean's Circle: $1000 and above
Sign up or Renew Your Membership

If you would like to make a difference in a student’s life and support NDSU Libraries, please join or renew your membership to Friends of the Libraries by clicking the link below.  You will be directed to the NDSU Foundation's online giving form.

Material Donations to NDSU Libraries

Materials must undergo pre-screening before donors bring them to the library. Walk-in donations are not accepted. Donors must provide an itemized list or faculty can arrange an office visit from a librarian.

NDSU Libraries accepts books and material in other formats which substantively advance the quality and quantity of information resources available to the NDSU community. Of special value are scholarly materials that fill existing gaps, support emerging research, or tie directly to the curriculum.

Gifts are treated as new acquisitions and are evaluated by the same standards applied to new purchases to ensure quality, consistency, and relevance to the needs of the university. Generally, textbooks, items which duplicate current holdings, and books in poor physical condition will not be accepted. Materials with writing, highlighting, or other distracting additions will also not be accepted.

Donation process:

  • Donor contacts their subject librarian or NDSU Library Acquisitions
    • Donor’s initial email should include provide itemized list and photographs if available
  • If donor did not directly speak to a subject librarian, it will be routed to one for review
  • Librarian may ask clarifying questions about condition of materials
  • Donor will be contacted with list of items approved for donation and may bring accepted items to the library
Special Collections Donations

The NDSU Archives and the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection actively seek additions to their collections and rely on material and financial donations from the community to fulfill their respective missions. For further information, please visit their donations pages: