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Honor with Books Program

The Honor with Books program is the perfect way to begin to support the collections of the University Libraries. This program provides an opportunity to honor a colleague, family member, or friend by contributing to the enhancement of broad and distinctive library collections. Contributions may be made as memorial tributes, to acknowledge special achievements, or to mark special occasions such as retirements, graduations, birthdays, anniversaries, and weddings. Contributions may be directed to any library in the University of Connecticut Libraries system.

The Honor with Books program is sponsored by the Chancellor's Library Advisory Council, which encourages contributions to the program as an appropriate means of recognizing the accomplishments of colleagues, and by the Friends of the University of Connecticut Libraries.

Levels of Support

For each contribution of $100, a commemorative bookplate bearing the name of the honoree, his/her class year and the name of the donor will be placed in a newly purchased book.

Contributions of $500 or more are placed in the Honor with Books Endowment. Income from the endowment is used to acquire books for the University Libraries on an ongoing basis. A bookplate carrying the name of the honoree will be placed in a new book each year.

Contributions of $5,000 or more are placed in a fund account name for the individual being honored. A special commemorative bookplate, imprinted with the name of the honoree, will be placed in books purchased with income from the account. At this level, donors may designate the subject area for which books are to be purchased.


All contributions are formally acknowledged. At the donor's request, the person being honored, or his or her family, will also be notified of contributions. Gifts of $500 or more are acknowledged in the UConn Libraries newsletter. Individuals who are honored with contributions of $5,000 or more will be listed on an Honor with Books plaque mounted in the Homer Babbidge Library.