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The Ex Libris Society

The Ex Libris Society recognizes donors who provide invaluable annual donations to support the University Libraries –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 and the Business Library.

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. Donors may designate their tax-deductible contribution to any of the various funds that benefit the University Libraries. A list of the established funds is available.

Donors may also wish to consider creating a new fund or endowment for a specific purpose. Endowments can be established with a minimum contribution of $25,000.00, payable over five years. A fully endowed account will provide a continuous stream of income to support the stated purpose of the fund. Naming opportunities are also available within the libraries. 
The critical support of the Ex Libris Society ensures continuing vitality for the University Libraries. 

 Executive Committee 2017 

Seated (l-r): Ellen Schlaefer, Anne Bauknight, Tom McNally, Rick Layman, Lloyd Hendricks, Mary Keenan, Ardis Savory, Stephanie Learner
Standing (l-r): Mikel Smith, Beth Well, Anne Wilson, Reece Williams, Wilmot Irvin, Alex Pappas, Claude Walker, Lynn Robertson,
Ken Childs, Scott Derrick, Richard Smith, Carol Benfield, Christine Nicol-Morris

Not pictured: Don Fowler, Patricia Moore-Pastides, Michael Parks, Jerry Platt

Benefits of Recognition:

  • Donors are invited to an annual Ex Libris Society Reception and Dinner.
  • Members receive invitations to University Libraries events as well as subscriptions to newsletters, publications, and annual reports. To read past publications, please visit public communications.
  • Ex Libris Society members receive a one-year complimentary membership to the Thomas Cooper Society and the University South Caroliniana Society.

View the program from the Ex Libris Society Annual Reception and Dinner honoring 2015 donors held on November 17, 2016.

For additional information, please contact the University Libraries Development Office at (803) 777-5564 or visit our contact page.

Updated 4/4/2017