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Support the Health Sciences Library


Financial Donations

The Health Sciences Library welcomes financial donations to support its resources and services. Donations can be unrestricted or designated for specific areas such as:

  • Audiovisual collection
  • Book collection
  • Building beautification, such as art work
  • Electronic resources
  • History of Medicine Collection
  • Journal collection
  • Special projects

A special Honor with Books program is available for donors who wish to memorialize a family member, friend, colleague or event.

You may wish to see this library's current funding support opportunities.

Donations are accepted by the University at Buffalo Foundation, Inc. on behalf of the Health Sciences Library. Contributions should be designated for the "Health Sciences Library." The University at Buffalo Foundation, Inc. is a New York non-profit, public benefit corporation organized for the purpose of encouraging voluntary private support for the advantage of all divisions of the University at Buffalo.

To discuss these and other opportunities for donations, please contact:
Gary Byrd, Ph.D.
Director, Health Sciences Library
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14214-3002
(716) 829-5720


Gift Acceptance Policy

The Health Sciences Library accepts gifts of books, journals, and non-print materials which enhance the library’s collection and support current instructional and research programs of the UB health sciences schools. Books published within the past five years and historical materials are especially welcome.

Material donated to the library becomes the property of the UB Libraries or UB Foundation and can be added to the collection or discarded, as deemed appropriate.  Books not added to the collection may be placed in the ongoing “Dollar-a-Book” sale (located in the HSL lobby), the proceeds of which are used to buy new materials for the Library. 

Donors are required to fill out a Gift Proposal Form.  All gifts will be acknowledged by the Director of the Health Sciences Library.  For more information regarding donating materials to the University Libraries and the Gift Proposal Form, please go to:

Gifts of Books and Other Library Materials

If you wish to discuss making a donation before submitting a gift proposal form, please contact either:

Lori Widzinski, Head, Computing and Multimedia Services, for non-print materials such as videos, audiotapes, CD-ROMs and DVDs (829-5744), or

Linda Lohr, Manager, History of Medicine Collection for historical materials (829-5737).