Make a Gift to Rod Library

Your gift could make a difference at Rod Library.

The Rod Library is more than a repository of books and periodicals at the University of Northern Iowa. It is an essential element of the campus learning community. The Library is both a gateway to historical and contemporary resources and a place where students, scholars and others come to imagine their future.

Our library provides a wealth of resources that support teaching, learning, and research across all departments. Thank you for your interest in supporting University of Northern Iowa Library! Your gift(s) will strengthen the UNI Library and help ensure that UNI students, faculty, and staff continue to have access to world-class library collections and resources.

Library Fund Opportunities  

You may designate your gift to one of the major library funds listed below by identifying the fund on the UNI Foundation Give Now page.

  • Library Fund for Excellence: A fund to support programming, employee recognition, and other non collections needs.

  • Donald O. Rod Quasi-Endowed Acquisitions Fund: A fund to support purchase of library materials in any subject field.  

  • Juvenile Collection Quasi-Endowed Fund: A fund to support purchase of library materials for the Youth Collection. 

  • Donald W. Gray Special Collections Fund: A fund for general donations to Special Collections & University Archives, which allows for spending on digitization as well as physical materials.

  • Oldsen Endowed Library Fund for Excellence: A fund to support student employment in Special Collections & University Archives.

  • UNI Museum Internship Fund: Provides funds to hire student interns who are interested in the museum profession

  • Rural School House Renovation Fund: A fund to support the ongoing preservation of the museum's one room schoolhouse.

  • Museum Fund: Provides funding for exhibits and the preservation of over 150,000 objects.

  • Friends of the UNI Museum Fund: Funding to support museum actives, exhibits, and student internships.

Rod Library also accepts donations of books and other gifts-in-kind. Please see our Gifts-in-Kind Policy for more information.

Your support is greatly appreciated.