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Legacy Bookplates

The Legacy Bookplate Program at the University of Maryland Libraries recognizes donor support in building collections that promote the research and scholarship mission of the University. 

The University Libraries help every student achieve academic success.  From state of the art technologies, to targeted instruction and outreach – the libraries are at the heart of the University of Maryland.  Please consider supporting us and creating a lasting legacy with a donation to the Legacy Bookplate Program.

Legacy bookplates are digital bookplates housed at the University of Maryland.  Like traditional bookplates, they tie your support to a particular book.  Unlike a traditional bookplate, you can access the bookplate from anywhere with an internet connection.  Once a gift or an endowment is fulfilled through the program, the Library is able to add materials to our collection and the donor's bookplate is linked in the online catalog to each new purchase made with the funds of the gift. Digital bookplates are a lovely way to honor a donors' interests, achievements, or memories of their colleagues, mentors, parents, grandparents, graduates, advisors, and professors. They are easy to share with friends and family and they provide a lasting remembrance of important milestones.

Remember Legacy Bookplates for:

  • Graduations
  • Memorial Tributes
  • Professional Honors and Retirements
  • Weddings and Anniversaries
  • Birthdays

Explore our online gallery of current library bookplates.

 

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To create your own digital bookplate, fill out our online form or print and mail in our digital bookplate donor form.

Bookplate Giving Levels

$100

A personalized digital bookplate using the University Libraries bookplate template and a link to one newly purchased book available through the University of Maryland Libraries online catalog.

$250

A personalized digital bookplate using one of three bookplate templates and a link to three newly purchased books available through the University of Maryland Libraries online catalog.

$1,500

A personalized digital bookplate using one of four bookplate templates and a link to ten newly purchased books available through the University of Maryland Libraries online catalog. Purchases from this gift are made within a subject area of the donor's choice.

$5,000+

Custom designed bookplate is created using concepts preferred by the donor.

The option to participate in in-person, online, or phone consultations with the Library's Graphic Designer to create a one-of-a-kind bookplate. The entire gift will go towards purchasing collections in a subject matter of the donor's choice

An endowment gift of $25,000+

Establishes a named endowment that digitally plates books in a specified discipline of the donor's choice.  The endowment will provide books and materials per the donors selected discipline or collection area indefinitely. 

 

Contact

Kristy McDermott
Assistant Director of External Relations
University Libraries
6131 McKeldin Library
7649 Library Lane
(301) 314-5674

 

 

To order your Legacy Bookplate, please follow the links listed below: 

 

To order your Legacy Bookplate online:

Legacy Bookplate Online Donation Form

 

To print your donation form and send by mail:

Legacy Bookplate Mail in Donation Form

 

To make an online donation to the Legacy Bookplate Fund click below: