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Philanthropic Priorities

Current Areas of Philanthropic Focus

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 extraordinary students, faculty, and researchers.

With your philanthropic support of the Library, you can inspire great faculty and student minds by helping us deliver scholarly resources, and build a transformational collection and space 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.

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 Geisel Library transform the way students study, imagine, and create by transforming our spaces into modern, collaborative, and technology-rich places where research and collaboration help take our students’ studies and ideas to the next level. Support for this area may include a gift to maintain our 24/5 space or the Undergraduate Library Research Prize. Support us today with a gift to one of these funds:

Sparking Research through Collections Endowments

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. In honor of the 50th anniversary help us grow our collections endowment so we may continue to acquire new and relevant material that provides greater access to UC San Diego’s research collections. Funds can be designated to support collection endowments, special collections, digitization projects, and more. Call today to make a gift.

Space Modernization and Innovation

The Geisel Library Revitalization Initiative (GLRI) is a major effort to transform and revitalize the most heavily-used interior public spaces on Floors 1, 2, and 8 in Geisel Library  the university’s flagship building. To meet the evolving needs of 21st century students and scholars in an increasingly digital world, the initiative sets out to dramatically enhance the user experience in Geisel by creating inspiring modern, technology-rich spaces that advance research and learning. This project is one of the chancellor's top priorities and is matching gifts dollar-for-dollar up to $1 million.

As a place to seek inspiration and innovation, Geisel Library's Digital Media Lab is a wonderful resource that is open and free to all UC San Diego students, faculty, and staff, providing a creatively rich space for media creation and editing. Support for the Digital Media Lab provides users with the opportunity to bring their visions to life by creating hands-on experience utilizing the 3D printer. Video editing, image manipulation, sound editing, media-rich website creation and support for app development are all resources that are provided at no costs to our users. Support us today with a gift to one of these funds: