Gateway to Knowledge

Support the Libraries

Since the first day of classes nearly 60 years ago, UCI Libraries have been an integral part of UCI’s academic life. Every student, faculty member, and researcher at UCI relies on the Libraries to help them along their academic journey.

We are the intellectual heart of the campus and an information powerhouse that fosters discovery and learning across the campus and within the community. As a Gateway to Knowledge, UCI Libraries change lives by empowering members of the UCI community to discover, learn, and create new knowledge through our library services and collections.

  • We provide access to print and online resources that support teaching, research, and patient care.
  • We support UCI's mission to discover, teach, and heal, advancing health worldwide.
  • Our expert library staff provide a wide range of services to assist people with their research questions.
  • We help level the playing field by providing students with access to the technology (laptops, cameras, 3D printing, etc.) they need to complete class assignments and to create new knowledge.
  • We host thought-provoking public programs that help build a community of readers and foster intellectual discourse.

Supporting UCI Libraries is an investment in the educational and research goals of the entire community – from undergraduate students embarking on their higher education journey, to world-class researchers and healthcare providers, to community members seeking new forms of understanding and engagement.

Giving Opportunities

A gift to the Libraries has the broadest possible impact on campus because we serve all students and faculty across all disciplines. Please explore the many ways your support can help the Libraries contribute to campus success.

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Ignite Student Success

Ignite student success by providing the services, technologies, resources, guidance, and spaces they need along their academic journey.

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Invigorate Learning Spaces

Help invigorate learning spaces to support academic inquiry, collaboration, and creativity.

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Advance World-Class Research

Help advance world-class research and teaching by providing the most up-to-date library collections and services to support the entire research life cycle.

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Inspire Creativity & Innovation

Help inspire creativity and experiential learning for students and researchers through the use of new technologies and services.

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Spark Imagination

Help spark imagination by creating diverse and distinctive collections and sponsoring thought-provoking programs that act as a catalyst for research, education, and innovation.

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Explore Our Legacy

Help students and researchers explore our legacy by preserving history and rare and special materials.

UCI Brilliant Future

As part of UCI’s historic $2 billion campaign, your contribution will help usher in a new era for UCI Libraries. Learn more about the priorities of UCI Libraries during the Brilliant Future campaign by reading our Case for Support.

It is amazing what UCI Libraries can do with you by our side. Your gift ensures the Libraries will always be a Gateway to Knowledge, a laboratory for discovery, and a launch pad for new ideas. You help pave the way toward a brilliant future for our campus and our students.

If you are interested in learning more about transformational giving, please contact the UCI Libraries Development Office for more information.

Ways to Make a Gift to the UCI Libraries