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Giving to the K-State Libraries


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Help for Hale

On May 22, 2018 there was an accidental fire on the roof of Hale Library. The Manhattan Fire Department and several other surrounding fire departments were able to successfully extinguish the blaze. Hale Library suffered substantial damage as a result of the smoke and the large amount of water needed to extinguish the fire. 

On August 28, 2019, the first floor of Hale reopened. Now the Libraries must turn their attention to the remaining four floors which still require philanthropic support to create spaces as impactful as the first floor. 

hale future plansPlans for the next phases of the renovation include restoring the Great Room, creating new graduate student study rooms, and improved infrastructure throughout the building. The project will also turn the first and second floors of Historic Farrell Library into beautiful reading rooms with unique collections and tons of natural light. Previously these spaces were taken up by office cubicles and tall bookshelves with minimal seating.

To support fire damage recovery for Hale Library, visit Help for Hale.

Funds that benefit K-State Libraries

Library Dean's Excellence Fund C76700
The purpose of this account is to conduct activities essential to the support and enhancement of the Kansas State University Libraries.

Library Acquisition Endowment C76690
The purpose of this endowment is for acquisition of library materials for the Kansas State University Hale Library.

Professional Development Fund F19300
The purpose of this fund is to support staff development through workshops, conferences, invited speakers, etc.

Dr. Richard L.D. and Marjorie J. Morse Special Collections Endowment C80106
The purpose of this endowment is to honor Richard L.D. and Marjorie J. Morse on the campus of Kansas State University and to provide support to the KSU Libraries for the Department of Special Collections.

Reasons to give

Find out more about why K-State Libraries need your support and what funding areas are a priority now:


Collections align with and support college and university research and teaching priorities. They are often built through donations from generous K-State alumni and friends. Our unique research collections at K-State include cookery, the consumer movement, military history, biosecurity and food safety, grain science and milling, prairie studies and children’s literature. Funding for collections sustains our mission to support ongoing and emerging fields of research while preserving the scholarship of the past. In addition to acquiring these collections, we promote and preserve our unique resources and make them available to the world through digitization projects.


Hale Library underwent a renovation more than a decade ago, primarily through the generosity of private gifts. We must continuously upgrade and redesign our facilities so that they are flexible and functional for current and future generations. We are also committed to preserving the libraries’ heritage through the renovation of the historic Farrell Library. Improvement priorities and naming opportunities include restoration of the Farrell Library Great Room, expanded exhibit space, collaborative study and work spaces for students and high-tech instructional facilities.

Other Opportunities

Financial support for other 21st century initiatives will enhance the libraries’ capacity now and in years to come. Opportunities include position endowments, support for digital initiatives, and research scholarships. Established funds include the Professional Development Fund that provides resources for library faculty and staff to attend conferences, workshops and other activities, and the Library Opportunity Fund, a discretionary fund to support facilities improvements and other needs. Your support will ensure that K-State Libraries continue to meet the needs of students, faculty and the community.


You can learn more by exploring the K-State Libraries' website.

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You can help!

You can become part of the K-State Libraries' exciting future. We invite you to contact a member of our development staff today and begin the discussion about how you can make a difference.

Learn about Friends of the K-State Libraries

For more information, please contact:

Lori Goetsch
Lori Goetsch
K-State Libraries