Support the University Libraries

The University Libraries welcomes private financial support. Such support for the Libraries is tax deductible and benefits all Southern Miss students and researchers in their academic pursuits.The University Libraries offers several opportunities to accommodate the giving interests and needs of alumni, friends and Libraries supporters.

Choose from the options below and visit the USM Foundation to make your donation.

Friends of University Libraries

The Friends of University Libraries is an organization providing support for the research, teaching, and public service missions of the University of Southern Mississippi Libraries.

de Grummond Society

The de Grummond Society is a way for you to lend your support and help advance the de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection. The Collection would not be able to carry out its mission of collecting, preserving and providing access to the best in children's literature year after year if it were not for the generosity of our contributors and donors, publishers and friends throughout the United States and the world.

Named Endowments

One of the most popular gifts that academic libraries enjoy is an endowment. Since endowments provide a flow of income each year, librarians can count on the money being available for the purchase of new materials, new technology or upgrades to study space. Endowments can be given in one lump sum, completed in installments, or made as part of a planned gift. You can find out more about endowments here

Planned Gifts

Planned Giving is the process of making a deferred charitable gift. Common types of planned gifts include wills and bequests, life insurance policy, or charitable gift annuities.To learn more about planned giving, click here

Gifts in Kind

The Libraries welcome gifts of original materials, books, photographs, reports, maps and other items that fall within the scope of our collecting activities.

All University Libraries accept donations. For any questions about gifting materials reach out to Blake Denton, Collection Management Librarian, or 601.266.4704.


The Bricks-To-Books campaign is an opportunity to commemorate your support of Gulf Coast Library while raising funds to purchase books for Gulf Coast Library’s collection. Your participation helps us generate funds that are desperately needed in these days of shrinking budgets coupled with increasing student enrollment at the Gulf Park Campus. To learn more about the campaign, click here.

If you would like to support the University Libraries please contact the Assistant to the Dean for Publicity and Outreach at 601.266.4120 or email