The Penn Libraries' highest priority is offering Penn's extraordinary community of students, faculty, researchers and clinicians the vast array of information resources they require to achieve new heights of understanding and to sustain cutting edge scholarship. Fueling academic and research enterprise across disciplines calls for the Libraries to continue providing access to a rich, ever-growing array of material in print and digital form, including books, scholarly journals, licensed databases, newspapers, sound recordings, and videos. Yet, providing this universe of information grows more financially challenging for the Libraries each and every year.
Establishing an endowed acquisition fund to support the success of Penn's scholarly community offsets financial constraints and sustains a continuous influx of information resources. The legacy of ongoing support provided through endowed funds offers security and sustainability for expansion of the Libraries' holdings, helping the Penn Libraries play its critical role in aiding President Gutmann throughout the realization of her far-reaching vision of Penn Compact 2020.
By investing in acquisition at the Penn Libraries, you will support our work to expand our collections, and enable scholarship and inspiration to flourish on campus and in the Penn community.
Another way of supporting acquistions at the Penn Libraries is by giving unique cultural assets and collections as gifts in kind.