As the university’s intellectual commons, the University of Oklahoma Libraries touches every student and faculty member in some way during their time at OU. We are assets that help support the culture of excellence at OU. We help the University to attract top students, to recruit and retain outstanding faculty, to continue to build world-class research collections, to attract external funding, and to provide our students with the capabilities they need to take on the complex challenges we face as a society.
We need your help to succeed in meeting these challenges. This can come in many forms, whether it is through your financial support or through helping us build significant local and national partnerships. Even spreading awareness about our special collections to family and friends or attending our public programs can help us build a stronger community. Engage with us as we chart a course for a new horizon full of possibilities.
Associate Vice President for Research, Norman Campus
Dean, University Libraries
Peggy V. Helmerich Chair
Give Financial Support
- University Libraries' General Fund: These funds are used to develop library programs, services, and collections.
- History of Science Collections Fund: The History of Science Collections represents every subject area of science, technology and medicine and includes complete sets of first editions of major scientists such as Copernicus, Galileo, Newton and Darwin. As a laboratory for scholarship, the Collections offers students and faculty opportunities to create knowledge, connecting communities of scholars around the world in collaborative and multidisciplinary ways. Contributions support the growth and access of these excellent collections.
- Western History Collections Fund: The Western History Collections encompasses diverse research material relating to all aspects of the history and culture of the American West. Private funding greatly assists us in meeting and exceeding the needs and expectations of the students, faculty and members of the public who turn to our resources for knowledge. Your donations enhance scholarship in Western American history and American Indian studies and provide better accessibility to scholars around the world.