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: Please mail your check payable to Smithsonian Libraries to:               

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 at 202.633.2241 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 at 202.633.2241 for additional details and benefits. Click here for more information on how to include the Smithsonian Libraries in your estate plans.

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. To learn more about established endowments at the Smithsonian Libraries, please click here

Please do not hesitate to contact our Advancement Office with any questions. We can be reached at 202.633.2241 or LibraryGiving@si.edu.

Thank you for your support!