Murphy Library has been a crucial hub of the UWL campus since it was built in 1968… and you can tell. We need the support of the UWL community to help improve student experiences by providing crucial study space solutions.
On average, the library sees over 600,000 visits from students, faculty, staff, and La Crosse community members. With so many students and visitors utilizing this campus center, Murphy Library is showing its age and struggling to support the rapidly changing environment of a college education– made worse by an ever-shrinking budget. Over the past decades, the library has prioritized providing high-quality resources, digital access, technology, and services; but this has left little if any, funds for our most used yet underfunded resource – our study spaces. We’ve always been there for our students, but now we need your help!
We need the support of the UWL community to help improve student experiences by providing crucial workspace solutions. This crowdfunding campaign seeks to raise $8500 to help provide contemporary furniture, tools, and supplies to support this academic and community hub on campus.... and make us look a little less like your grandparents’ living room.
Funds raised will be spent to improve student experiences by providing crucial study space solutions. We will purchase the following materials based on fundraising benchmarks within our campaign.
Feel free to donate as much or as little as you choose, or use the predetermined levels below!
You were the student that would regularly study for a few hours at a time, always chipping away at the work, so you didn’t have to cram at the last minute. A donation of $5 will help purchase daily use materials like whiteboard markers and tabletop power outlets, the most sought-after resources at Murphy Library.
You were the student that could only study effectively with a group of friends – whether that actually lead to good study habits, meh, we don’t know. A gift of up to $10 will support those group study sessions with electrical hubs for everyone’s laptops and rolling whiteboards to write out all your notes longhand.
You were the student that started studying early in the morning – in the solitude of the wee hours of the morn, claiming your spot for the day, you would work away and before you knew it – the day was over. A gift of $25 will support those introverted, lone wolf studiers by providing a little bit of everything to help study all day: whiteboard markers to write out formulas, a charging station, a bean bag for a quick nap, or a pod chair to block out the world and really focus.
You are the type of student that was always good at making it look like you were busy studying, but you can’t fool a librarian. It’s okay, we get it - social media, cat memes, and YouTube are great. Give a gift of $50 and, well, just forget all the time you spent browsing Facebook and Instagram while you were “studying”. Yeah, we are resorting to blackmail now. A gift at this level will help future generations of students pass the time updating their Instagram story, watching endless TikTok’s, and still have plenty of battery life to crank out that final paper with tabletop power strips and charging stations.
You were the student that, for whatever reason, thought it was a good idea to save all the work and studying for the night before the test….Ya know, so it’s fresh in your mind or something. A gift of $100 or more is an excellent way to support the purchase of new furniture that will help students really hunker down and study for those last-minute, long-haul cram sessions.