Rice Library

Gifts Policy - New Purchases

The Library appreciates gifts to provide additional materials, perhaps not otherwise available which will enhance the collection and support the academic programs of the university.

Gift Books Honoring a Friend or Relative

While donations of any amount are welcome, an item purchased with a gift of $25 or more, made in honor of (birthday, anniversary, graduation, etc.) or in memory of a friend or relative, may be given a special bookplate indicating both the honoree and donor. A letter of acknowledgement is sent to the honoree, or to the family or friend of the memorialized person, in whose name the gift was made.

Necessary Information

  • Your name, address, and phone number
  • Full name of the person to be honored or memorialized
  • The general subject area of the book to be purchased
  • Name and address of the person(s) to be notified of the donation
  • Any special requests or instructions


The above information, and a check made payable to the University of Southern Indiana, should be sent to the following office:

University Development, University of Southern Indiana
8600 University Blvd.
Evansville, IN 47712

If you prefer, telephone University Development at 812/464-1918



You may contact Martha Niemeier at 812/464-1834, Rice Library Collection Development Librarian to discuss a donation, or in the event that you have any additional questions.