Adopt-A-Book Program

The history of the American Philosophical Society’s Library is one of intellectual pursuit, civic spirit, and private philanthropy.  Many of the works in the Library’s remarkable collection of 14 million pages of manuscripts and 300,000 books came as gifts from generous and public-minded Members and Friends.  The tradition of giving remains strong today.  By making a contribution to the Society’s Adopt-a-Book program, you can help us purchase materials we might not otherwise be able to acquire.

Your tax-deductible Adopt-A-Book donation allows the APS to continue to build the collection and preserve it for future generations.  Book adoptions will be acknowledged with a permanent, personalized bookplate in your selected item, as well as in our Report to Donors.  

For more information, please contact Linda Jacobs at 215-440-3434 or [email protected].

To learn more about books that need adopting and to adopt a book, click on the images below and follow the links within.