Support the Library
Taylor Library is committed to the common good through the support of transformative education, the dissemination of shared resources, and the preservation of Fontbonne University’s heritage. Donations of all kinds help us support students and faculty in all disciplines, promote equity on campus, preserve Fontbonne's rich history, and encourage respectful dialog and creative exchange of diverse ideas and viewpoints.
Ways to Give Back
Even small donations can make a difference! Recurring and one-time gifts can help us provide access to new resources, support digitization and preservation work, and update library spaces and equipment.
A few $5 donations will allow us to add a new book or ebook to our collection. $50 will buy supplies for the Archives. $100 would allow us to buy textbooks for our Course Reserves. With $500 we could add whiteboards to our newest study rooms, and with $1000 we could do some much-needed updating of study and lounge spaces. And $5000? Well, with $5000 we could invest in a new scan station or increase the access level of one of our databases. Bring us your ideas, and we'll see what we can do.
Books & Materials
We welcome donations of books and cultural heritage materials related to Fontbonne's story. Read our Donations Policy for details about donating books. More information can be found in our Collection Development Policy.
If you are interested in donating to University Archives & Special Collections, please contact them by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (314-889-1417)
Libraries around the world have always depended upon volunteers to supplement the work they do. We welcome volunteers who are able to commit at least one shift a month. Opportunities can be ongoing or project-based. Responsibilities will be determined by the needs of the library and the skills and interests of the individual. [Taylor Library is not accepting volunteers at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions.]
University Archives wants your stories! Submissions are welcome any time before Homecoming 2023, when we’ll kick off a campus-wide celebration of Fontbonne’s centennial. Memories can include narrative descriptions of your experiences or physical objects like letters, photos, campus publications, Fontbonne memorabilia, or anything else you think of that we can photograph or scan to add to the digital collection. Learn more: https://griffinshare.fontbonne.edu/centennial.
If you have questions about our policies or want to discuss ways you can support us, contact Univesity Librarian Sharon McCaslin: email@example.com / 314-889-4567.