Gateway to Knowledge

Support the Libraries

Since the first day of classes over 50 years ago, the 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. The UCI Libraries are a Gateway to Knowledge.

The UCI Libraries are a major hub for collaboration, innovation, and creativity.

  • 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 technologies (laptops, cameras, 3D printing, etc.) they can use 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.

At the UCI Libraries, we change lives by empowering members of the UCI community to discover, learn, and create new knowledge through our library services and collections.

Supporting the UCI Libraries serves as an investment in the educational and research goals of the entire community – from undergraduate students embarking on their higher education journey 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 that act as a catalyst for research, education and innovation; and sponsor thought-provoking programs that inspire and expand one’s knowledge base.

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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 the UCI Libraries. Learn more about the priorities of the UCI Libraries during the Brilliant Future campaign by reading our Case for Support.

It is amazing what the 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, and helps 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