Ways to Give to the Library
Monetary gifts : The Nelson Poynter Memorial Library welcomes contributions of cash or long-term, appreciated securities, which can be used to establish either expendable or endowed funds for the purchase of books, periodicals, and other library materials. Donations of cash or securities may be directed to support a particular library program or collection area or may be given to an unrestricted fund that serves the library's most immediate needs. Gifts may also be made to endowment funds that help to ensure our future excellence. To make a monetary donation, click here .
Donors may prefer to make a will provision for the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library, or name the Library as the ultimate beneficiary of a life-income gift. Planned giving for future gifts and naming opportunities within our library are also available. For assistance planning a gift to the Poynter Library, please contact Carol Hixson , the Library Dean (727-873-4400).
Gift of Books or Other Library Materials : The Nelson Poynter Memorial Library appreciates donations that support the teaching, research, and other collection needs of the University. These include books, manuscripts, photographs, archival collections, DVD’s and audio-books in areas relevant to the University’s mission. Due to space limits and staff shortages only relevant materials can be accepted. Appropriate gifts enhance library collections or can be used to replace missing, damaged or outdated copies. When donating large gifts of books (over 50 books) the library requests that donors first submit a title list of the materials to be donated by email. Please contact Patricia Pettijohn, Collection Development Librarian, with any questions or to discuss large donations at email@example.com or phone 727-873-4407.
For donations of special collections (rare books, photographs, manuscripts, or other archival materials), please contact James Schnur, Special Collections Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 727-873-4094.
Gifts are accepted in the Circulation Department, Nelson Poynter Memorial Library, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We ask that you complete a donation form when you provide gift books, in order that we may note your gift and send an acknowledgement. Arrangements may be made for pick-up of large gifts. The Library reserves the right to dispose of donated materials that do not meet its collection criteria.
Contribute a book in honor or in memory of a friend or loved one: The USF St. Petersburg Memorial Library Bookplate is a lasting and meaningful way to celebrate a birthday, honor a graduate, commemorate an anniversary or remember a loved one. You choose the wording to inscribe on the bookplate and it will be affixed to a new book in the subject area of your interest. The library will send a letter of thanks to the donor as well as a letter of acknowledgement to the individual or family being honored. Your gift makes it possible for the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library to enhance its collections and continue to serve as a vital resource for the University community. Participation in the Bookplate Program is $75.00 per book title and your contribution is tax deductible within the guidelines of the law. Please contact Patricia Pettijohn , Head, Collection Development & Technical Services (727-873-4407) for more information on donating a book.
Membership in the Society for Advancement of Poynter Library : Join a group of library friends that has provided support and advocacy for the library since 1984. For more information on the Society, please see: http://www.nelson.usf.edu/npml/sapl.html or contact Library Administration (727-873-4401).