Skip to main content
UCSD Giving Opportunities

Support the Library

Preserving Knowledge, Sparking Discovery

Whether knowledge rests on a printed page or comes to life on a computer, the UC San Diego Library is the premier resource for our voracious community of changemakers.

With your philanthropic support of the Library—which contributes to the Campaign for UC San Diego—you can inspire great faculty and student minds by helping us deliver digital resources that support the university’s world-class research and instruction.

Help us further cement the Library as a hub of discovery and learning. Explore our giving priorities below and make a gift today.

Top 25
Public academic libraries in the U.S.

More than 7 million
Digital and print volumes, journals and multimedia materials


The Library Giving Priorities

Enhancing the student experience

As a hub of discovery and learning, we strive to enhance student productivity and inspire collaboration through state-of-the-art “smart” learning centers. Help us transform our spaces into modern, collaborative and technology-rich places of research and collaboration that will help take our students’ studies to the next level. Gifts to the Geisel Library Revitalization Initiative will be matched 1:1, doubling your impact.

Enriching our campus community

Library facilities and community programs are an essential part of the campus experience. Support is needed for significant renovations to the Biomedical Library to ensure it meets the needs of today’s students and provides secure, round-the-clock accessibility as it becomes in higher demand near the future trolley station. Funding to enrich and sustain the Library’s well regarded Holocaust Living History Workshop will ensure the lessons of history will be kept alive across generations.

Give to the Biomedical Library Fund
Give to the Holocaust Living History Workshop
Create an Endowed Librarian Position
Give to the University Librarian’s Unrestricted Fund

Sparking research and innovation

Library information resources provide the foundation of knowledge for many of the groundbreaking discoveries, treatments and intellectual achievements for which UC San Diego has become renowned. Help us sustain both the excellence and greater access to UC San Diego’s research collections. Funds can be designated to support collection endowments, special collections, digitization projects, and more.

Give to the Library Innovation Fund
Create a Named Collection Endowment
Give to the Mandeville Special Collections and Acquisitions

The Campaign for UC San Diego: Continue the nontradition

At the University of California San Diego, challenging convention is our most cherished tradition. The Campaign for UC San Diego is a university-wide comprehensive fundraising effort to transform the student experience, our campus, and ultimately the way humanity approaches problems and develops solutions. Learn more at


Can’t find the area that you would like to support? Visit Give Now, or contact us to learn about additional giving opportunities.

Jennifer Brown
Director of Development
(858) 534-3901