Baylor Book Society & Library Endowed Book Fund

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As Baylor University makes great strides to achieve R1/Tier1 status, the University Libraries are committed to supporting new areas of research and scholarship through a robust endowed fund for the acquisition of new research materials. Currently, the Library Endowed Book Fund holds just short of $400,000. The University Libraries have set a goal of a $1 million balance to help support Baylor's research aspirations.

Donors to the Library Endowed Book Fund automatically become Library Fellows and members of the Baylor Book Society by giving $1,000 or more annually through their support of this project. Learn more about the benefits of being a Library Fellow here

Your gift to the Library Endowed Book Fund, in any amount, goes toward the purchase of materials that support the broad range of research being conducted by Baylor faculty and students. In particular, your gift will support materials for research in burgeoning fields like data science, health, materials science, and Latin American studies, all of which are areas highlighted in "Illuminate," Baylor's strategic plan.

Suggested Giving Levels

Gifts to the Library Endowed Book Fund will be used to acquire materials that support research across all of Baylor's academic endeavors.

$30 - $50 gift
Support our print monographs collection

The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

$200 - $250 gift
Online eBooks

Nineteenth-Century Chamber Music by Stephen Hefling

$400 - $500 gift
Titles for the Baylor Book Arts Collection

Holding Up the Roof: Art, Design and Poetry by Mari Eckstein Gower

$1,000 - $1,200 gift
Rare Materials for Our Special Collections

The Twenty Fourth Infantry, Past and Present by William G. Muller

$2500 gift
Annual Subscription to Subject Specific Electronic Resources

Thesaurus Linguae Graecae: A Digital Library of Greek Literature

$5000 gift
Annual Subscriptions to Specialized Online Resources in the Hard Sciences

IEEE XPlore Digital Library

Other Opportunities for Book Purchases

To support a specific category of material, please visit the Research Libraries, Institutes and Centers page to explore additional giving opportunities.

Make your gift to the Library Endowed Book Fund