Geisel Library Revitalization Initiative

A Transformational Initiative to Revitalize Geisel Library Chancellor’s $1 Million Challenge Match Doubles Impact of Giving

The Geisel Library is an icon of inspiration for UC San Diego’s world-class students and faculty—the distinctive center of our vibrant campus. Named for Ted “Dr. Seuss” Geisel and his wife Audrey, the Library makes available millions of information resources that are foundational to the transformative research and scholarship that are the hallmark of UC San Diego.

Geisel at night

When Geisel Library opened in 1970, no one could have foreseen how radically the digital revolution would change how information is found and used. As the Library’s collections shift from print to digital, spaces once used for books and journals are increasingly needed to accommodate the various approaches to study, research, and learning of today’s students and scholars.

To ensure that Geisel Library continues to meet these evolving needs, we invite you to join us in our exciting effort to transform and revitalize the interior public spaces—including the 1st, 2nd and 8th Floors—of Geisel Library.

This amazing, landmark building must be as inspiring on the inside as it is bold on the outside.

Double Your Impact: Chancellor’s $1 Million Challenge Match

Because of the significance of the Initiative to student learning and the campus overall, Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla will match gifts raised up to $1 million, doubling the impact of donations. All gifts made towards the Initiative will be matched in the order received.

Learn more about the project plans and naming opportunities. Gifts of all sizes will help make the project possible. Make a secure, online gift to enhance Geisel Library today.

For further information, please contact Taylor Haglund, Development Assistant, UC San Diego Library, at or (858) 534-7021.