Giving to the Library

Thank you for considering a gift to Odum Library.  Donations help us maintain and enrich the quality of Library collections, services, and programs.  No matter the amount, the Library welcomes your gift.  Because Valdosta State University is a nonprofit organization, most gifts qualify for the charitable gift income tax deduction.   

University Advancement promotes and coordinates charitable and annual giving through the Valdosta State University Foundation, Inc. 

Book Donations

Odum Library welcomes gifts that support the instructional and research programs of the University. The Library reserves the right to make a final decision whether to add a donated item or not. Please see our Gifts page for brief guidance on excluded items, and links to additional resources. The Library does not conduct appraisals. 

Financial Donations

Most monetary donations are made in the form of cash or checks for immediate use.  To give to the Library, one of the funds listed below should be designated.   All monetary donations are processed through the VSU Foundation, Inc. and are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.

Checks should be made payable to the VSU Foundation, Inc. and mailed to the Foundation at 1500 N. Patterson Street, Valdosta, GA 31698.  Be sure to indicate which account you are giving to (see Library Funds, below).

You may also make these gifts online.   To give to the Library, the Archives, or the MLIS program, use the drop down menu to select "Other." Enter one of the account numbers as listed below.   The following account numbers can also be entered on the 2014 pledge form for the annual Faculty and Staff campaign.

Library Funds

Note: Unrestricted gifts allow the staff of the Odum Library to utilize the funds in the areas of greatest current need.

Naming Opportunities

Odum Library has several specialized rooms available for named giving opportunities. Support for areas such as a group study room, the library instruction classroom, and meeting rooms will be recognized with special signage.