Honor with Books

“Books are the carriers of civilization. Books are humanity in print.” – Barbara Tuchman

Libraries are essential to protect and promote the record of human thought and achievement.
To attract and serve outstanding faculty, students and researchers, the MU Libraries must maintain the
strong and diverse collections expected of a world-class institution. The Honor with Books Program is
an important and enduring way to help build these collections while celebrating important events or
perpetuating a loving memory.

How this program works


For as little at $100, you can honor a family member, close friend, favorite teacher, or
other person of your choice. Every $100 increment funds the acquisition of one new book selected
by a MU Libraries’ subject specialist. Names of the honoree and the donor will appear on a bookplate
inside the book’s front cover and in the computer display of the Libraries’ online catalog. If
desired, a notification of the gift will be sent to the honoree (or the honoree’s family).

Gifts of all denominations make a difference, and both the donor and the Libraries benefit.

  • $100-$999 purchases 1-9 books (1 book for each $100).
  • $1,000 purchases 10 books and provides a one-year membership in the Library Society.
    • Membership benefits include invitations to special Library Society events, recognition in Library, periodic newsletters and other publications, and Library Society lapel pins.

Donor Information

Name of Donor:
Email Address:

Check to include name of donor on bookplate.

Choose text to be printed on the bookplate
In Honor of

In Memory of


Please send an acknowledgement letter to: (optional)

Subject area of the book to purchase

Subject Area:
Or other area:

Contribution Information

$100 (for one book and bookplate)
$1,000 (for 10 books and bookplate, plus Library Society membership)
Other amount $

Method of Payment

Pay by credit card (after submitting this form the web page will go to the secure Mizzou Online Giving Website to make the donation.)

Pay by check (Please make check payable to the University of Missouri)

MU Libraries Development
Honor with Books
104 Ellis Library
Columbia, MO 65201