Ways to Give

Image of someone using an iPad to browse the Smithsonian Collections website.Online: Make a gift by credit card using our secure online form to support the program or endowment of your choice: https://library.si.edu/donate/make-a-donation

Adopt-a-Book: Support the Libraries by adopting a book. Adoptions make truly one-of-a-kind gifts and are the perfect way to celebrate an occassion or honor a loved one. Find your book to adopt here

Mail: Return this form with your credit card information or send your check payable to Smithsonian Libraries to our address:                  

Smithsonian Libraries
c/o Advancement Office
PO Box 37012 MRC 154
Washington, DC 20013

By Phone: Call the Libraries’ Advancement Office at 202-633-2241 for more information or to process your gift over the phone.

Stocks and Securities: Your gift of stocks or securities can mutually benefit both you and the Smithsonian Libraries. Please contact the Advancement Office for additional details and transfer information.

Planned Gifts: Planned gifts include bequests, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts and retirement plan assets. Your planned gift enables you to become a member of the Smithsonian Libraries’ Legacy Society. With documentation of your gift intention — revocable or irrevocable — you will be recognized as a donor to the Smithsonian’s national campaign. Please contact the Advancement Office for additional details and benefits.

Endowments: With a gift of $50,000 or more, you can establish a named endowment to provide funding for the Libraries in perpetuity. Endowments can be established to support exhibitions, lectures and activities, for general use or for specific purposes such as a book acquisitions fund in anthropology.