Giving to Laupus Library

Donor support ensures the Laupus Library is able to provide our students, faculty, staff, friends, and medical professionals with access to the materials and resources they need. Leave your legacy at ECU by making a tax deductible gift to the Laupus Health Sciences Library.

Ways to Give

Friends of Laupus Library

The Friends of Laupus Library are the Library’s best advocates and they represent the Library throughout the community.

Learn more about the Friends of Laupus Library program

Naming Opportunities

Your gift will help enhance library reading rooms, technology zones, study rooms, and research alcoves for library patrons. Naming opportunities include the History Collections Reading Room, classrooms, collections, and more.

Learn more about available naming opportunities

Health Sciences Author Recognition Awards Sponsorships

These gifts support the Annual Health Sciences Author Recognition Awards dinner. This special event honors our ECU Health Sciences faculty and staff who have published books or whose research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals.

Sponsorship levels include:

  • Platinum $1,000
  • Gold $500
  • Silver $250
  • Bronze $100

If you would like to become a sponsor, please contact Beth Ketterman, Laupus Library Director, at 252-744-3056 or

History Collections

Funding priorities to assist in the cultivation of books, artifacts, and manuscript collections relevant to the history of the health sciences.

For more information please contact Marlena Rose at 252-744-2229 or

Learn more about our History Collections

Planned Gifts

Including the Library in your estate plans is an easy way to provide support and leave a legacy.  Learn more about the variety of ways you can make a Planned Gift via the ECU Planned Giving Office. Bequests, Charitable Gift Annuities, and naming the Library as a Beneficiary of your retirement plans are just a few ways you can leave a Planned Gift to the Library.

If you plan to include the Library in your Will via Bequest, a few sentences in your will or trust are all that is needed to ensure that your wishes are met:. The official bequest language for East Carolina University is: ” I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to the Laupus Health Sciences Library and the East Carolina University Medical and Health Sciences Foundation Inc. , [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose.

Country Doctor Museum

The Country Doctor Museum honors the work of rural health care providers by collecting, preserving, and interpreting medical artifacts that date primarily from the mid-19th century through the early 20th century. In addition to two 19th century doctors’ offices reconfigured to house the medical collection, the Museum features an extensive apothecary collection, a medicinal herb garden, displays relating to nursing and dental history, and a gift shop. Through guided tours, education outreach and exhibits, the Museum offers insight into the history of rural health care in America.

For more information please contact Anne Anderson, museum curator at 252-235-4165 or

Visit The Country Doctor Museum website

Donating Materials

Laupus Library appreciates and actively solicits gifts in kind from anyone who may wish to contribute to the material resources and/or endowment of the library. Gift Materials very often add an important dimension to the continuing process of building our collection.

Learn more about donating materials