I invite you to join a valued group of supporters with a donation to the CSI Library. CUNY has offered a special opportunity to match each gift received, but only if we can raise $14,000 by Friday, Feb. 28. We believe that we can do it with your loyal support.

When the College of Staten Island made the Willowbrook campus its home in 1993, it was conceived as a public institution of higher learning for 6,000 students. Today, the College is home to 14,000 students, something unimaginable20 years ago. As our College grows, so does the need to provide up-to-date Library resources, the cornerstone of academic success and lifelong learning.

Trends in reduced State funding present challenges to maintaining modern and relevant Library resources. We depend on support from generous individuals like you to help fund our collections, provide access to Internet databases, electronic journals, and so much more. Your gift will especially support resources for graduate students and the Reserves Desk, with textbooks, laptops, and calculators being the most requested items.

Please make your donation online by clicking on “Make Your Gift Online Now” and selecting “Library Appeal 2014” from the drop-down menu.

I invite you to keep up with Library news, special talks, and events, hosted by our Archives & Special Collections Unit, and rotating exhibits in the Volpe Rotunda by reviewing our online newsletter.

The CSI Library is a great contributor to the life of our campus, and with your support, we can make your contribution count twice.

On behalf of the entire College community, I extend our gratitude to you.