Giving Opportunities

Support Your Library

There are many opportunities to participate in the mission of The Styberg Library as it serves Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Bexley Seabury Seminary, Northwestern University, and the world-wide Christian community. We invite you to consider how you might be able to play an important role in enhancing our services through involvement in one of the following:

For every $50 donated, we will purchase a new volume for the collection and include a bookplate with your choice of inscription or dedication. This is a wonderful way to honor friends, relatives, pastors, church leaders, and mentors for special occasions. We will happily send a note to the individual you designate, or their heirs, to inform them that the gift has been made. Contact The Styberg Library or call 847-866-3909 for more information.

We invite you to consider making a monetary donation to the Library Endowment Fund which will be used to enhance library collections and services. Your participation is important, regardless of the amount, and it conveys a spirit of generosity and care for the user community of The Styberg Library.


You might be interested in setting up a subject endowment fund (e.g. purchasing materials in the area of hymnology), an endowed library staff position or room, or even supporting a special initiative (e.g. digitizing the Georgia Harkness papers).


To find out more, please visit Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary’s web page.

Volunteers are a critical part of the library workforce. Garrett-Evangelical’s leadership scholars who need to complete community service hours are always welcome. Volunteers usually carry out tasks such as:


  • Shelf reading
  • Marking and spine labeling library items
  • Digitizing and transcribing archival collections
  • Inventorying and organizing
  • Data entry


If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the library by email or by phone at 847-866-3909 to learn about current opportunities.

Inquiries about giving opportunities may be directed to Dr. Jaeyeon Lucy Chung, Director of The Styberg Library.