Morris Library
Every Gift Matters

The mission of Library Affairs is to support the instructional, research, and service needs of SIU Carbondale. Library Affairs improves the lives of everyone shaped by the SIU experience by assuming a leadership role in providing access to the latest scholarly research and student instruction geared toward critical thinking and source evaluation.  Library Affairs identifies user service as its top priority, offers undergraduate and graduate student scholarships, and promotes the use of open access materials by funding the Open Textbook Initiative for SIU faculty to benefit their students.


Morris Library is a cornerstone of the excellent education SIU Carbondale students receive, and we continue to evolve. With your help, we are now developing plans to provide the tools students will need to enter the non-textual landscape of knowledge creation that lies ahead.  Our focus continues to be forward-thinking while striving to meet the needs of citizens and scholars at SIU, across state lines and international borders. Morris Library furnishes the facilities and equipment necessary to meet technological needs; house, develop and preserve collections; and provide optimal spaces for users, staff, and co-located services.

An investment in Morris Library is an investment in Saluki student success.  

We are grateful for your generosity.  Please see our funding priorities below and click Give Now at the top of the page or click the fund you want to support below to make your gift. 

Digital Scholars Commons Renovation

Library Excellence Account

Special Collections Research Center General Fund 

Groups with the Most Gifts!
Check out which groups have brought in the most gifts for SIU Day!
Rank Department Gifts
1 Balancing Education, Experience, & Reality Schp. 837
2 WSIU Public Broadcasting 765
3 Saluki Athletics 299
4 School of Medicine 260
5 College of Engineering, Computing, Tech, & Math 250
Groups by Dollars Raised
Check out which Groups have raised the most throughout SIU Day!
Rank Department Raised
1 College of Business and Analytics $819,120.00
2 School of Medicine $652,035.00
3 College of Liberal Arts $488,031.00
4 College of Engineering, Computing, Tech, & Math $156,525.00
5 Touch of Nature $123,855.50
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Rank State Gifts
1 IL 33
2 TX 5
3 MO 2
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