The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Library of St. John's
University welcomes gifts and donations that support the academic
needs of our students and faculty, as well as the interests and
concerns of our members and sponsors. Gifts of books and other
materials expand and enhance our collections; monetary donations
allow us to improve our services. Donors may wish to designate
their grants to support a specific collection or activity or target
an area where there is a perceived need.
Areas of Potential Support:
The Library requires funds to strengthen existing collections and
purchase materials. These funds enable us to purchase expensive
reference books, market research studies, journals, newsletters,
online databases, CD ROMS and other e-resouces.
* In order to provide the most effective information service,
the Library requires equipment to automate, thereby increasing
access to the collection. Access to Web based information and other
digital resources requires periodic upgrading of hardware and
software, which is becoming increasingly expensive and
* Our phyical collection consists of books; periodicals; forms,
policies and contracts; laws and regulations; pamphlets; government
documents and other materials related to the insurance industry and
its role in global commerce. Many of these documents are currently
available only at this library, and a large percentage of this
material is in extremely fragile condition.
* Our Insurance Information Preservation Project
is a concerted effort to preserve these documents before a unique
and valuable history of insurance is lost forever.