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Give: Support Bowman Library


A message from the Dean of the Library...

Menlo College students rely upon Bowman Library every day and throughout their academic experience. The Library is a source of inspiration, engagement and comraderie. Students find quiet study space, group study rooms, and a learning commons. Special events and thoughtfully crafted digital and print collections broaden students' horizons. Highly skilled, innovative librarians teach students the research skills they will need to succeed in their future careers.

In their first year, students are introduced to a new world of information resources, including peer-reviewed original research, primary and secondary literature, and research data.  We help them explore. By the end of the undergraduate experience, students become active participants in the world of scholarship producing their own original theses, research, or culminating projects. So much of the work leading up to that stage occurs at Bowman Library.


Join us in supporting their journey.


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Some examples of what your donation can support:

  • $150 an academic book
  • $300 a Chromebook for student use
  • $2,000 a quiet study carrel
  • $5,000 technology in one room of the library
  • $6,000 a part-time student job at the library

Our current campaigns for collections, technology, services and spaces:


Business Collections

Psychology Collections

Arts & Sciences Collections

Acquire eBooks and eJournal backfiles in
Business and Information Systems.

Acquire eBooks and eJournal backfiles in

Acquire eBooks and eJournal backfiles in
literature, arts and sciences. 

Services and Technologies

Assessment and Innovation Services

Library Digital Technologies

Work + Learn: Peer Research Services

Student Technologies

Support Bowman Library participation in proven, research-based, national, library assessment programs, faculty surveys, and workshops to improve student outcomes.

Acquire or participate in consortial library technologies, secure architectures, teaching and learning software.

Establish a student-led, librarian-supported research service at Bowman Library. Intensively train students in advanced research skills to become peer research mentors. Students gain real-world, resume-building skills.

Outfit group study spaces with collaboration, digital production, and data analysis technologies. Acquire loaner laptops, calculators, and other student tech.



Library Spaces

Space Alterations: A Place to Learn + Study

Matching support for alterations to Bowman Library's interior spaces to better serve next generation student needs.