Support the University Libraries

Friends of the University Libraries supports the St. John’s University Libraries' mission and vision. The Libraries provide the foundation for the University's mission of academic excellence and lifelong learning. The University Libraries seek to broaden their relationship with the community, with alumni and with Friends by keeping them informed of activities, including lectures, exhibits and events.

To meet the challenges of emerging, changing and disruptive information ecosystems, the Libraries depend on donations from alumni, members of the University community and our partners and colleagues beyond the campus. We call upon donors to choose from a variety of giving opportunities such as: cash gifts, endowments, deferred gifts, or donations of collections of books. Whatever your choice, the Libraries are grateful for your support.

What is a Friend?

A Friend of the Libraries is a member of an active organization of individuals united in the conviction that libraries play a vital role in the education of tomorrow’s leaders.

Moreover, a Friend shares in the satisfaction of supporting worthwhile programs and projects designed to enrich the St. John’s educational experience while enjoying the fellowship of like-minded individuals.

A Friend's Gift Makes a Difference

A Friend, through gifts, assists the University Libraries in achieving its goals to nourish and support the teaching, learning, research and services of the University by acquiring scholarly resources, developing innovative services and programs, designing appropriate learning spaces, and applying new information technologies to meet the needs of our students, faculty and staff. A Friend may make a monetary contribution to a designated book fund, to the unrestricted library fund, or donate materials. A Friend’s support also makes possible lectures, exhibits, receptions, and other events that highlight the significance of the Libraries and honor our donors.

Monetary Donations

Monetary donations offer a way to assist the University Libraries in a way that you may choose or to allow the Libraries to utilize the gift in a way that they deem most necessary and appropriate. I


Endowments are enduring gifts that keep growing and can be established to support a library collection in a subject of interest to the donor, a service area and a variety of other options. Depending on size, endowments are named after their donors or the ones they wish to honor. Monies from the endowment support the area for which it was established. The principle remains intact and only a percentage of the earned income is used annually by the Libraries.

For more information contact:

Prof. Caroline Fuchs
Associate Dean and Learning Design Librarian
University Library, Queens
St.Augustine Hall, Room 306A
[email protected]