Supporting The Rare Book & Manuscript Library
The Rare Book & Manuscript Library is one of the great assets of the University of Illinois and is integral to its mission.
As one of the world's foremost rare book collections, it also serves a constituency without borders and engages populations of scholars from around the globe.
The Rare Book & Manuscript Library is dedicated to outreach and public programming. From schoolchildren learning about H.G. Wells's Time Machine by consulting the work's manuscript versions, to the project of supplying digital versions of unique works in its collections, The Rare Book & Manuscript Library works tirelessly to share its treasures with all, and to actively engage in, as well as to present, the intellectual conversations of our time.
The Rare Book & Manuscript Library relies solely on gifts for purchases and support of its programs. This private support is more important than ever before.
Contributions to The Rare Book & Manuscript Library may be made through the The Friends of the University Library.