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Make your check payable to Duke University with a note in the memo section or an enclosed cover letter specifying that your gift is for the Libraries. Please do not send or deliver currency. All checks can be mailed to:

Alumni and Development Records
Duke University
Box 90581
Durham, NC 27708-0581

Monthly Gift or Payroll Deduction

Schedule monthly electronic bank drafts to the Duke University Libraries. On approximately the same day each month, Duke will automatically debit your bank account in the amount you designate. You may change or cancel your authorization at any time.

Duke employees can make charitable contributions to the Duke University Libraries by payroll deduction through Duke@Work under MyPay.

Duke University's tax ID number is 56-0532129. 

Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds

Notify us of your plan to donate securities to Duke University Libraries.

Matching Gifts

Find out if a particular organization will match your gift.

IRA Rollover

Give a tax-free gift with your IRA Rollover. A charitable IRA Rollover allows donors age 70½ or older to make annual, tax-free gifts of up to $100,000 to Duke or other qualified charities from their individual retirement accounts. Such charitable IRA rollover gifts may also count toward a donor's required minimum distribution for the year.

Deferred or Planned Gifts

Including Duke University Libraries in your estate plan may allow you to do more than you thought possible while achieving your own personal and financial goals. Find out more about your planned giving options.

Personal Property

When you give tangible personal property related to the “charitable purpose” of the Libraries, it may be eligible for a deduction of your asset's full market value. Some gifts may require appraisal or advance approval in order to be accepted. Please contact the Libraries' Development Office before making the gift to learn about its suitability and the required appraisal procedures.

Books and Other Research Materials

Donors contribute significantly to strengthening our collections through financial support and gifts of books, manuscripts, and other library materials. Library staff must evaluate potential gifts in terms of institutional value and consider whether materials support the collection development goals for a particular subject area. Find out more about donating books and other research materials.