Ways to Give

Your commitment to the Smithsonian Libraries ensures that its long tradition of excellence extends to our future. Please make a donation in the way that best suits your needs.


Image of someone using an iPad to browse the Smithsonian Collections website.Visit our website to make a secure credit card donation:




Image of a page of a book with the same page of the book being shown on the screen of an iPhone,Please call (202) 633-2241. You will be asked to supply all information requested on the Donation Form.



Image of a stacks of printed material, like newspapers, with a librarian reading one.Please make checks payable to Smithsonian Libraries or print and return our Donation Form to:

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

Gifts of Securities

Image of a librarian talking to a curator at a table covered in books and papers.Please contact the Libraries’ Advancement Office at (202) 633-2241 or muraccoc@si.edufor wire transfer instructions. Before a wire transfer is made, we’ll need the following information: donor name, name of security, number of shares (of stock) or face value (of bonds). 


Planned Giving

Image of a library patron in a library looking at a picture of a map on the computer.You can support the Smithsonian Libraries through a gift annuity, retirement plan, charitable trust, life insurance, or your will. Interested in learning more? Visit the Smithsonian’s Office of Planned Giving or contact the Planned Giving Office by phone at (888) 419-7584. All planned giving donors are eligible to join the Smithsonian’s Legacy Society. 

Gifts of Collections

Images of the covers of books of aeronautic-related sheet music.The Smithsonian Libraries welcome gifts of books, manuscripts, and other research materials. It is, in part, through such generosity that the Libraries are able to add depth to the resources available to our community. Particular interest is paid to scholarly, current, or rare items in good physical condition. The Libraries retain the right to accept or decline all potential gifts. For more information call (202) 633-2241.


Image of someone walking away between two shelves of books.We’d love to meet you! Please contact the Smithsonian Libraries’ Advancement Office to schedule your visit. 

Smithsonian Libraries
Advancement Office
10th St. & Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20013
(202) 633-2241