Bequests and gifts to the Library and the University
We very much appreciate the assistance provided by generous donors which enables us to increase the range and depth of information resources made available to our students and staff, in support of the University's teaching and research programme. If you would like to assist Flinders University in this way, the University Librarian would welcome an opportunity to discuss donation options and an appropriate acknowledgement and recognition of your donation.
The University Librarian can be contacted at Flinders University Library, GPO Box 2100, Adelaide, 5001, telephone (08) 8201 2103, or by email.
The Library has received several valuable bequests and gifts of money, books, papers, memorabilia and art works. Major bequests and donations include
- The Jim Main bequest
- Charles Bright Rare Books Fund
- Benjamin Hutchison bequest
- The Law Library Appeal
- Silver Jubilee Appeal to purchase Matthew Flinders 'A Voyage to Terra Australis'
The Heap Mannam Collection
The Library also houses a gift to the University from Dr John and Mrs Isobel Mannam, consisting of furniture, silverware, china, artworks and books, formerly belonging to Mrs Mannam's family, the Heap family of Wales. This collection is known as The Heap Mannam Collection. Items from this collection are on display in Special Collections, and from time to time in the Library Exhibition Room and other areas of the Library.