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The Ex Libris Society

The Ex Libris Society recognizes donors who provide invaluable annual donations to support the collections, departments and facilities of University Libraries.

Donors who contribute $1,000.00 or more annually in support of the University Libraries are recognized by the Ex Libris Society for the calendar year. Ex Libris Society members' donations to University Libraries help support:

  • Thomas Cooper Library
  • South Caroliniana Library
  • Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
  • South Carolina Political Collections
  • Digital Collections
  • Music Library
  • Moving Image Research Collections

Membership Benefits

  • One-year complimentary membership to Thomas Cooper Society and University South Caroliniana Society
  • Invitation to annual Ex Libris Society Reception and Dinner
  • Invitations to University Libraries events 
  • Subscriptions to University Libraries' newsletters, publications and annual reports 

Directing Your Contribution

Established Funds

Donors may designate their tax-deductible contribution to any of the various funds that benefit University Libraries. Visit Giving at South Carolina to view established funds.

New Funds or Endowments

Donors may also create a new fund or endowment for a specific purpose with a minimum contribution of $25,000.00, which is payable over five years. A fully endowed account will provide reoccurring income to support the fund.

Naming Opportunities

Naming opportunities are also available within the libraries.