Support Our Efforts

The University Library appreciates your serious consideration of making a gift to support this effort.

In recognition of that support, we offer many meaningful naming opportunities within both the new Main Library space, the existing Main Library space, and the new Special Collections building. It is too early in our planning to be able to discuss all the opportunities that will be offered or which are most appropriate for your level of giving. That said, there are opportunities we are certain will be included in some form and would be available including:

  • A Special Collections Reading Room
  • Exhibit spaces
  • Seminar rooms
  • Classrooms
  • Galleries within the Library
  • Named unit libraries
  • Offices and suites
  • Study areas

Your gift in support of this effort will touch every program, scholar, and student at Illinois.

The Library is the one campus unit that serves all academic disciplines, every one of the University’s 47,000+ students, every member of the faculty and every researcher, as well as students and scholars from around the world.

When making your gift online, please select Facilities and Technology Fund and add “Library Building Project” to the Additional Instructions field to ensure your gift is designated properly..

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Kathryn Heise

Kathryn Heise

Senior Director of Advancement Operations
Library Friend Harold E. (Hal) Balbach, MS '61 LAS, PHD '65 LAS