Giving to the University Libraries

As the center of intellectual life at Appalachian State University, the University Libraries provide exceptional collections, spaces, services, and technologies to the nearly 800,000 students, faculty, and researchers who visit our libraries annually. We inspire innovation, support research, and cultivate scholarship by connecting people, ideas, and resources.

When you make a gift to the University Libraries, you invest in the future success of the 20,000 students we serve as well as help us support the research efforts of our renowned faculty. Our continued growth can be achieved only with your support. 

Please give online.

Your gift is deeply appreciated.

Join the Friends

The Richard T. Barker Friends of the Library is committed to promoting cultural and intellectual endeavors, and to enhancing the Library‚Äôs resources and services.

Support from the Friends allows the library to acquire important new materials, host visiting writers, and more.

Friends of the Library receive library newsletters, invitations to special events, and library user's cards, among other member benefits.

Join the Friends! Make a difference!


Spring 2024 University Libraries Newsletter PDF

Read the University Libraries newsletter (PDF) to learn more about the Libraries' recent activities and accomplishments.


In the 2023–2024 academic year, the University Libraries were able to grant 24 scholarships to Library Student Employees. Thank you to the many donors who are making our university libraries a priority for our students. The Libraries recognize the donors and scholars through an annual Scholarship Luncheon.

Creative Gifts

Some of the special funds which welcome private support include:

  • Children's Literature Symposium
  • Essential Technology
  • Library Pantry
  • Special Collections
  • Making a Bequest


Tracey Ford
Director of Development, University Libraries
University Advancement
ASU Box 32110
(828) 262-4016