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George A. Smathers Libraries
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P.O. Box 117000
Gainesville, FL 32611-7000
(352) 273-2505

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Books of Honor

The scholarship of future students, faculty, alumni and friends depends on a library collection that is maintained in its excellence and accessibility.

Books of Honor Fund
The Books of Honor Fund was created to ensure that students and faculty have the library resources that are crucial to their studies and teaching. The fund was established to guarantee the UF community the essential resources needed to maintain the quality of education, learning and creativity that it has come to expect.

You are invited to participate in the program by providing the libraries with the gift of new books in the subject area of your choosing (arts, humanities, science and engineering or social sciences). A bookplate will be placed inside each new book and in the online catalog with your name and the name of a special person in whose honor the book has been purchased. Design your own bookplate or use one from the libraries. Your gift will support a critical acquisitions need while paying a lasting tribute to a loved one, friend, professor, graduate, parent or colleague.

When you make your gift to the George A. Smathers Libraries’ Books of Honor Fund, a letter of acknowledgement and a copy of the bookplate will be sent to you and the honoree or his or her family.

The Opportunities
$100 Adds to the Books of Honor Fund and plates one newly purchased book in the fine arts, humanities, science and engineering or social sciences.

$250 Adds to the Books of Honor Fund and plates three newly purchased books.

$500 Adds to the Books of Honor Fund and plates six newly purchased books.

$30,000+ Establishes a named endowment that plates books in perpetuity in a specific discipline with a custom designed bookplate. A pledge at this level may be fulfilled over a period of up to five years.

Please print the application form and mail it to the address shown: Application form

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