contributing to the library



The University of Great Falls Library actively seeks gifts to help provide additional materials and services that might otherwise not be available to users. Gifts to the UGF Library benefits students, faculty, and others throughout the regions who use the Library's resources on site and through Interlibrary Loan.


The Library has instituted the Adopt-A-Journal program in order to enhance the vital information resources that support teaching on campus. The rising cost of subscriptions for journals has limited the purchase of new journal titles and has caused the cancellation of some subscriptions. Over a period of time, these cancellations can have an adverse effect on the research being conducted in the Library by students, faculty, staff, and the general public.


The Library encourages financial support from individuals and businesses who are interested in supporting journal subscriptions. Participation in the program can be in one of two ways:

  • Donate a journal to which you already subscribe to the Adopt-A-Journal program through a commitment to supply all issues for at least two years.
  • Donate the institutional cost to subscribe to a specific journal title for a two-year period;

For those interested in supporting specific journal subscriptions, the Library can provide a list of titles in a given field.


For more information on the Adopt-A-Journal Program, contact UGF Development Office, 406-791-5310


Collection Endowment Fund


The University Library Collection Endowment Fund provides a stable source of moneys to support and enhance the collections at the Library. Revenue generated by the Collection Fund is used to acquire books, journals subscriptions, audio-visual materials and electronic database subscriptions.



Thank you to Our Major Benefactors


Benefactor Level $100,000

Jorgensen Family Addition


The Jorgensen Addition is dedicated to the students of the University of Great Falls and was made possible, in part, by a generous donation from long time resident and distinguished member of the community, Frances J. Jorgensen.


Mrs. Jorgensen's dedication to quality higher education has been displayed throughout the years in the form of scholarships and now her generosity has helped to make the 10,000 square foot addition possible.


On behalf of future UGF Students, we thank Mrs. Jorgensen for her support.


First Interstate Bank is a multi-state, $3.3 billion banking organization. First Interstate has evolved since 1968 from a single bank in Sheridan, Wyoming to operating 56 branches and over 120 ATMs in Montana and Wyoming.


In 1984, the company purchased a franchise agreement with First Interstate Bancorp to use the First Interstate Bank name and logo. In 1996, when First Interstate Bancorp of California merged with another banking institution, our bank negotiated to retain the First Interstate name. We now serve 30 communities across Montana and Wyoming.


Thanks to a generous donation from First Interstate Bank, the University of Great Falls Library was able to purchase an integrated automated library system.  

Benefactor Level $25,000


Huston Family


George O, Betty, Bill, Betty L, and Shirley Huston


Ruth Strain


The Family of the late Ruth Strain provided funds in her memory


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