Barr Smith Library Appeal
The Barr Smith Library now provides more than 150,000 electronic journals and approximately 80,000 E-Book titles thanks to the continued generosity of University of Adelaide alumni.
University Librarian Ray Choate said the expansion of virtual content in the Library for educational and research purposes did not come at the expense of printed material however, with the Barr Smith Library recording more than 400,000 loans per annum in the past year.
In order to maintain such a wide range of collections for academic study and general interest, the Library relies on generous donations from alumni and the public.
"Your donation to the annual Library Appeal adds value to the collection and one of the University's greatest assets," Mr Choate said.
"Making a donation to the Barr Smith Library Appeal is a way to help enrich both the collections and reputation of the Library for the benefit of students and staff, both now and in the future.
"Collection development includes more traditional resources, such as the thousands of books on our shelves, our rare books and special collections, as well as our virtual presence through online presence and research databases."
Since its establishment in 2002, the Appeal has contributed more than $750,000 in funds, helping the Library to maintain relevant collections and expand its online access to resources.
For more information about the Barr Smith Library Appeal, the Friends of the University of Adelaide Library, or to make a donation, please contact Development and Alumni on 08 8303 5800, email: email@example.com or go to www.alumni.adelaide.edu.au/bsl_appeal