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Morris Library campaign goal is $2,275,000 and we have currently raised $1,695,893 (75 percent).


Every SIU student benefits from the generosity of donors who support Morris Library. Following are just a few ways you can make a difference helping students succeed. To discuss these and other opportunities to support the library, contact Kevin Clark, director of development, 618/453-6742.

Enhanced Facilities and Resources

  • Support the digital humanities program, promoting collaborative, cross-disciplinary research among students and faculty. Starting at $125,000
  • Fund the MakerSpace lab, a 3-D printing laboratory that promotes hands-on, creative ways for students to design, build and invent. $150,000
  • Support an endowment for a GIS, or geographic information systems, position to help students collect and map geographic data across a range of disciplines. Starting at $100,000 or $325,000 to fully endow the position
  • Support a technology fund to upgrade computers and other technology for students. Starting at $5,000
  • Endow a fund for library acquisitions, including print and digital materials. $250,000
  • Support a resident librarian program, supporting visiting library fellows and promoting diversity in the profession. Starting at $110,000
  • Support the SIU Press, helping to produce and marketing scholarly books. Starting at $5,000
  • Fund a research endowment to help students and faculty to conduct relevant research at partner institutions. Starting at $25,000
  • Support the library with an unrestricted gift that provides the flexibility to direct the resources to where they’re needed most. Any amount