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Edward G. Miner Library helps people achieve their goals, embrace change, and fulfill their dreams.

The Medical Center's founders placed the library right in the heart of the enterprise. Why? So it would be easily accessible to all. Students, residents, and faculty; clinicians, staff, and patients…all benefit from the library, its print and digital collections and its information experts…their innovative thinking, their dedication, and their compassionate service.

What does it take to be a library that not only nurtures the present, but also creates the future?

It takes resourcefulness, collaboration, commitment, accountability, and boldness.

It takes all of us – working together.

When you give to Edward G. Miner Library, you give to your school, your colleagues, and your community. Your gift helps inspire and enrich the lives of people now and for many years to come.

Ways to Give

Give Online Today

Growing numbers of alumni and friends are using the online giving option to support the University. It's fast, secure, and convenient. Using this option, you'll want to select "Choose where you'd like to designate your gift," follow the screen prompts, and enter "Edward G. Miner Library" as your designated gift recipient.

Give by Mail

If you prefer to send a gift through standard mail, please write a check payable to "University of Rochester" in U.S. dollars and send to:

University of Rochester
Alumni and Advancement Center
Office of Gift and Donor Records
P.O. Box 270032
Rochester, NY 14627-0032

Please include a note with your check to designate your gift to Miner Library. If you'd prefer, you may also print out a giving form (requires Adobe Reader) and mail it with your check.

Give by Phone

The University of Rochester's Advancement staff members would be delighted to discuss your giving options or take your gift over the phone. Please call their main line at 1-(800) 598-1330. Advancement is staffed weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET and can assist in routing your call to the appropriate office for gifts to Miner Library, according to your wishes.

Planned Giving

You may prefer to fulfill your philanthropic goals through a planned gift. Contact the gift planning staff by phone (585) 273-2700 or email or visit the University of Rochester's "Ways to Give" web page to read about the eight ways to make a planned gift.

Tax Benefits

Charitable giving not only fosters a sense of personal satisfaction but also may provide significant financial benefits through tax credits or tax deductions. There are a number of different kinds of tax incentives that you, as a donor, can receive in return for a gift you make to the Library. The exact value of the charitable donation tax credit varies according to your taxable income. Please seek legal or accounting advice from a professional tax or financial advisor to help you maximize your tax benefits.

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