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Giving Opportunities

Smith students and faculty thrive on the exceptional library resources and services that lie at the heart of the Smith experience. Join the hundreds of alumnae and other supporters who help maintain the excellence of Smith’s libraries through philanthropy.

Gifts of Materials

Gifts of books and other materials that meet the criteria of the Libraries’ collecting policy are welcome. On account of Smith's already broad and deep physical collections, donations of books, media, maps, and other items must meet the current needs of the curriculum. A list of proposed books/materials may be sent to Head of Collection Development Pamela Skinner (413) 585-2961 or the Library Liaisons. For more information, see Gifts of Materials.

Note: Neilson and Science libraries are not accepting gifts until further notice while Neilson Library undergoes a major reconstruction.

Please contact Special Collections for donations of manuscript materials, rare books, and archives.

Matching Gifts

With matching gifts, it is possible to double, triple, or even quadruple your impact. Find out here if your company matches employee charitable contributions.

Endowed Support

Library endowments provide a steady stream of income that protects the Smith Libraries in variable economic times. Library endowments provide critical funds as well as honor Smith alumnae and friends. To learn about specific library needs and how to create an endowment contact the Libraries Development Officer, Mary Irwin, mirwin@smith.edu.

Planned Giving

Planned gifts can be of enormous benefit by ensuring the future well-being of the Libraries with built-in benefits for you and your family. Smith College planned giving staff will be pleased to provide you with information about and support in making a bequest, charitable gift annuity, or charitable trust.

Tax Benefit

All gifts to the Smith College Libraries are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law.