The Lilly Library is the principal rare books, manuscripts, and special collections library of Indiana University, Bloomington. Globally recognized as one of the finest and most accessible rare books and manuscripts libraries, Lilly Library holdings include about 460,000 books, more than 120,000 pieces of sheet music, and more than 8.5 million manuscripts.

Every year, Lilly librarians enrich courses on the Bloomington campus by hosting over 300 instructional sessions. Librarians and IU faculty from a multitude of disciplines collaborate so that students work directly with the collections to gain insight, applied research skills, and unique experiences. 

Gifts to the Lilly Library Fund provide general support of the Lilly Library for acquisition, housing, and preservation of rare books, manuscripts, and other unique materials as well as serving additional needs of the Lilly Library. 

Give Now