Financial support is critical for the Baylor Libraries to accomplish our mission to support excellence in teaching and learning, enhance research and discovery, and foster scholarship and academic success. Every time you Give, it makes a difference in the lives of Baylor students and faculty.

Library Dean's Excellence Fund

Baylor students and faculty deserve the very best in academic support, whether that be research materials, computer facilities, or a comfortable learning environment. Each year a number of projects surface that we have the opportunity, but not the funds, to support. By giving to the Library Dean's Excellence Fund, you will help underwrite special projects, significant capital improvements, exceptional programs, extraordinary equipment purchases, and the addition of notable rare materials or collections that could not be funded otherwise.


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Library Athletics Archive Excellence Fund

The Library Athletics Archive Excellence Fund supports the Baylor University Libraries Athletics Archive, an initiative founded with the Grant and Donell Teaff Baylor Football Collection that will eventually include items from all Baylor sports and eras, dating back to the beginning of the university. This fund supports equipment and labor required to present this timeless archive to the world and ensures that generations to come may relive the history of Baylor men's and women's sports.

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Lanella Spinks Gray Baylor at Independence Endowed Fund

Baylor University enjoys a special relationship with the village of Independence, Texas, one that is sustained and nurtured through ventures like the newly created Independence Visitors Center, the ongoing restoration work at Old Baylor Park, Windmill Hill, the annual Baylor Line Camps and other class trips to explore Baylor's past. Lanella Spinks Gray, current chair of the Library Board of Advisors, has been an influential partner in sustaining Baylor's ties to its historic roots in Independence. Mrs. Gray is the unofficial “mayor” of Independence, a joyful, energetic goodwill ambassador at large for both Independence and the university that was founded there, Baylor. In honor of her commitment to both Baylor and Independence, the Board of Regents of Baylor University recently honored Lanella with an endowed fund created in her name to support the ongoing efforts to preserve Baylor's rich heritage. We invite you to join the many others who established and have contributed to a special endowment dedicated solely to the preservation of the rich history of Baylor and the state of Texas.

“Lanella is ‘Miss Baylor’ to not just the thousands of Baylor students who visit Independence each year, she’s the face of Baylor in Independence. She has been tireless in her support of the Baylor libraries and their efforts to maintain this historic link to Baylor’s past."

--Robert Darden, Associate Professor of Journalism and Media Arts

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Sue Margaret Hughes Library Internship Endowed Scholarship Fund

As part of the President's $100 million scholarship initiative, the Baylor University Libraries Board of Advisors are pleased to announce the creation of the Sue Margaret Hughes Library Internship Endowed Scholarship Fund. This fund will provide paid internships for Baylor students within the University Libraries in a wide range of areas. Since the University Libraries serve all Baylor students, these internships support student learning and growth, and enhance the educational experience. Dr. Sue Margaret Hughes served with the Baylor University Libraries for 31 years in a variety of roles, and her fingerprints are on many of the ways students are served by the libraries today.

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Baylor Book Society

The Baylor Book Society provides a lasting tribute to an individual or group and augments book purchases by the University Libraries through a contribution of $1,000, $1,500 or more. The earnings generated provide materials for the Libraries. A special plate with the name of the donor and the honoree is placed in the first volume, and written notification of the initial gift is made to the donor and to the individual or family honored. Titles may be designated for purchase for a specific library and/or in a broad subject area.

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Books for Bears

The Books for Bears program provides a way to honor or memorialize a graduate, friend, professor or relative. A one-time gift of $50 or more purchases a book for the Libraries. A $50 gift for Books for Bear Cubs provides for the purchase of two children's books for the Libraries in celebration of a special child or the birth of a baby. A bookplate with the name of the donor and the honoree is placed in the front of each title, and written notification of the gift is made to the donor and to the person or family honored.


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Give to Our Special Collections

For inquiries and information on ways you can support the Baylor Libraries contact:

Jeffry Archer
Dean of University Libraries
(254) 710-8509

University Libraries

One Bear Place #97148
Waco, TX 76798-7148

(254) 710-2112