Current Funds and Endowments

Coach Bob Knight Library FundStudent Technology Fund

Founded to provide funding for the purchase, maintenance and life cycle of items related to student technology at the Texas Tech Libraries.


Carol Roberts Memorial Library FundLibraries Recording Studio Fund

This fund supports a new facility, with both state-of-the art technology & equipment. This will allow students, who dream of careers in music, broadcast journalism, communications & production, the opportunity to create professional demos for class projects & interviews. This will         give our students a “step ahead” of the rest because of the technologically advanced environment & hands-on experience available in this new facility.


Dean's Fund for Excellence Endowment Dean's Fund for Excellence
This important fund supports emerging funding needs for the Libraries in many areas, including: computing and communications technology, student services programs, acquisitions and university outreach. Your gift to this fund allows the Dean of Libraries to respond  to the ever-changing needs of the student patrons.


Study SpacesLibrary Student Space Improvement Fund

Texas Tech University Libraries had more than 3 million visits from students last year.  In order to meet the needs of our student patrons,  the Libraries’ will be improving study spaces with new furnishings  and technology to facilitate a greater atmosphere for academic achievement.  Your gift will benefit the future success of Texas Tech students.


     Southwest Collections/Special Collections Library   

      This endowment supports the growth of popular historical

      special  collections & archives. Your contribution allows efforts to                continue these unique archives that preserve the cultural DNA

      of the American Southwest by supporting the variety of needs

      for the SWC/SCL, including but not limited to: acquisitions, furnishings,

      program enrichment, equipment & traveling exhibits.  The SWC/SCL's

      continued expansion will only be possible through the interest & generosity of its patron and friends. It is you who make the vision a reality.      


     Crossroads of Music Fund

     This fund supports the preservation of music & music-related

     materials for scholarly study. These materials include: audio/video

tapes, business records & tour schedules. A particularly important part of the archives is oral interviews from the musicians themselves. Your support of this fund will allow us to keep our field historians on the road, & to hire student assistants to process those materials (benefitting qualified students with-campus, learning-based employment). Your support will also allow us to purchase equipment to aid in both acquisition and processing of these materials.


For more information on giving to the Texas Tech University Libraries or establishing an endowment, please contact Brad Davis, Ed.D., Director of Development at or 806.834.8225 or Bella Karr Gerlich, Ph.D., Professor and Dean of Libraries at 806.834.4345 or