New Mexico Tech Skeen Library - About Us

Giving to the Skeen Library

The Skeen Library welcomes gifts of books, significant archival materials, art, and monetary donations to our foundation account. Your gifts can help us to provide valuable resources to New Mexico Tech and the general region, as well as to preserve the history and culture of both the university and the Middle Rio Grande area. Donations enable the library to obtain materials that we normally cannot acquire with our budget, but which enhance the lives and research of our students and faculty.

Monetary Gifts

Gifts not designated for a specific purpose are used at the discretion of the Skeen Library for purposes that will enhance library collection, services, and facilities. If you would like to make a monetary donation, you can send a check to:

		The New Mexico Tech Foundation Office 
		New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology 
		801 Leroy Place 
		Socorro, NM 87801 
Be sure to designate that your gift is for the Library.

You may also designate your gift for a specific purpose. Some ways you might consider giving include:
		Memorializing a loved one; 
		Honoring a valued professor or friend; 
		Celebrating a graduation from New Mexico Tech; and 
		Donating library materials that the library does not already have. 

Gifts of Library Materials

The Skeen Library welcomes the gifts of books, manuscripts, art, and other archival materials. Although we appreciate all donations, occasionally some gift items are not appropriate for our collections. Click here for the donation form.

We will be happy to place a special bookplate acknowledging any gift.

Supporting the Special Collections and Archives

Archives welcome gifts of materials, including individual items and collections, which are suitable for its various collections and will work with prospective donors to develop a mutually acceptable deed of gift agreement. We especially appreciate materials appropriate for inclusion as archival materials, materials relating to the history of New Mexico Tech, and materials relating to the region. We also accept items that would be considered rare books.

Archives is also grateful for monetary gifts that enhance development, management, and preservation of its collections. Supplementing large gifts of materials with cash endowments is one way to expedite the processing and facilitate the maintenance of the collection you give to the Skeen Library.

Library Endowments

Endowments provide funds that keep on giving. Only a percentage of the interest from an endowment is used, while the principle remains intact and is increased by part of the earned income. If you wish, you may contribute to the existing Library Endowment through the Foundation.

For more information about contributing to the library, please contact:

		Sandra Licata 
		Skeen Library 
		New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology 
		801 Leroy Place 
		Socorro, NM 87801