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Milner Library

Our Priorities

The library has identified four key priorities which are highlighted below.

  • Expands student opportunity

    The library's strength reflects an institution's overall level of educational excellence. Creation of an endowed fund for acquisition of popular textbooks and other resources will directly help students by defraying the cost of purchasing or renting these materials for individual use.

  • Reinvents our learning spaces

    Through technology-enhanced spaces. Milner Library will provide unique learning opportunities not available elsewhere on campus.

  • Empowering through innovative programs

    Emerging technologies, tutoring, writing and technology support, and disciplinary expertise, could be centralized in the library for student convenience.

  • Sustaining excellence

    Generous, ongoing support for the library's annual fund allows us to respond quickly to opportunities that benefit our students and faculty and enhance our reputation for excellence.

  • Your impact

    Make an impact today by investing in Milner Library. Give to our General Fund or select a featured program or opportunity below. Contact us to speak to a development officer about other ways to make a difference.

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Giving News

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Famed graphic designer Rick Valicenti is donating more than 100 pieces of his design work to the [...]
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For Birds Give Back 2022, Milner Library will be raising funds to help address student textbook [...]

Your Gift

Gifts of all sizes make an impact on our students, faculty, programs, and facilities. Beyond the monetary gift, outright gifts such as securities, real estate, and gifts-in-kind are other ways you can make a difference. Contact us today to discuss giving options.

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