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Raised toward our $2,000 Goal
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Project has ended
Project ended on July 16, at 11:59 PM EDT
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What Are We Raising Money For?

To add tables with built-in electrical outlets in Gumberg Library, our most frequent request from students who use the library.

Why Does Gumberg Library Need to Raise Money for These Items?

The ways Duquesne University students study and work has greatly evolved since Gumberg Library opened nearly 40 years ago.

Today, student productivity depends upon the availability of electrical outlets to charge laptops, tablets, and other devices, some of which are required for different programs. In addition, the shortage of electrical outlets in the library presents a formidable challenge for students wishing to work long hours without being interrupted by a low battery.

Thus, the scarcity of outlets in the library has become a widely acknowledged issue among students. We regularly receive comment cards like the one pictured that express the need for more outlets and tables.

A solution that solves both issues (pictured) is to purchase tables with built-in outlets. Additionally, donations can also be used so that our maintenance team can retrofit tables.

We Need Your Support of this Crowdfunding Campaign to Make it Happen!

Over the past several years, we have used our resources and Duquesne Day of Giving donations to increase the number of outlets in Gumberg Library. We have:

  • More than doubled the number of electrical outlets on the 5th floor
  • Purchased mobile power towers
  • Installed a powered divider on the 4th floor

However, with more than half a million visitors to Gumberg Library each year, we still need more outlets and tables. Additional funding is needed to make this happen. You can see an example of the type of table with built-in outlets that we plan to order at this link.

We believe that crowdfunding will be a convenient way for our generous alumni and friends to donate and help spread the word about this need. Help us give our students the necessary resources to make the most of their Duquesne University educational experience. More outlets and tables would be a wonderful way to welcome our students back to campus this fall.

Please Make a Donation Today and Help Spread the Word!

Our students have spoken. Let’s let them know we have listened and have taken action. Please make a donation today. Even $10 will help make a difference! If you are unable to donate, you can still make an impact by sharing this link - - on social media. Make sure to included the hashtag #PowerGumberg!


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Even $10 Makes a Difference!

Gifts of any size will help us reach our goal and #PowerGumberg!



Make a gift in honor of the year Gumberg Library was founded!


Retrofit A Table

This covers the cost to retrofit (1) table so that is has electrical outlets.


One Table w/ Built-In Outlets

Purchase (1) one table with built-in outlets. We will add a plaque with your name on it to the table!

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