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» Donations help our library grow

The University Library has been the fortunate recipient of many bequests over the years, and equally importantly, has benefitted from the generosity of hundreds of donations to the Library’s Annual Appeals. As a major research library, we have a responsibility to our community of scholars and students, to maintain this research collection not only by acquiring new scholarly information to support current teaching and research, but to sustain a library research collection of broad cultural and intellectual scope which enables our users to explore and expand their intellectual interests.

Scholarly publishing in both digital and print formats continues to increase. Donations and bequests enable the Library to maintain its traditional broad range of books on many topics, and to continue to develop several of them in considerable depth for research by students and staff, and the broader South Australian community.

We are pleased to report that donations have grown over the years, and the Annual Appeals over the past twelve years have allowed the Library to acquire over one million dollars of research material which we would not have otherwise had at our disposal.

I encourage you to once again help us by supporting the 2014 Barr Smith Library Appeal, and I thank you for your generosity.

University Librarian

Donate Now
To make a donation, please choose from the following:
  • Download the donation form (PDF)
  • Use the green giving buttons to the right side of this page to donate online, or
  • contact Hannah Bone, Director of Development by phone (08) 8313 4574 or email for more information.

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A lifelong love of languages
In 2007, Joanna Simpson left a substantial legacy to the Barr Smith Library to be used for resources in the literature and structure of languages other than English. This legacy reflected a life in which languages had been a great source of intellectual pleasure.

The impact of donations
Find out more about how much the Barr Smith Library Appeal has raised since its inception in 2002, and how its making a real difference to learning and research.

» Love the Barr Smith Library?

The Friends of the University of Adelaide Library help to promote and foster interest and support for the University’s Libraries, including the Barr Smith.

Benefits of becoming a Friend include:
  • Invitations to author and scholar events
  • Reciprocal rights at other selected cultural institutions
  • Invitations to functions, book launches and concerts sponsored or hosted by the Barr Smith Library.
For more information about joining the Friends of the University of Adelaide Library, refer to: www.alumni.adelaide.edu.au/fol.

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