As the academic heart of the university, the UC Davis Library is constantly innovating and enhancing its resources and services to best meet the evolving needs of students, faculty and researchers. There are numerous ways you can help the library achieve its mission while advancing your philanthropic passions — whether you are passionate about supporting student success, fostering transformative research, improving the study spaces and technology available to students, or expanding the library’s capacity to serve California and the world.

Learn more about how the library is supporting teaching, learning and the generation of new knowledge — and how you can help.

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Data and Digital Scholarship

Technology is rapidly changing the way students and faculty access and interact with information: how we gather and analyze data, how we communicate and understand research, and how we make ...

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Collections and Academic Disciplines

Two central tenets of the UC Davis Library’s mission are providing resources for all students, faculty and staff to conduct academic research and preserving UC Davis’ research and ...

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Experts and Innovators

To advance the recruitment and retention of the best and brightest, it is incumbent that we have endowed positions at the UC Davis Library. Funds to support endowed ...

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Spaces for Study, Learning and Community

The UC Davis Library was last renovated nearly 30 years ago. Since then, the way students study and interact with information has changed drastically — including the introduction of broad-based ...

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Teaching, Learning and Student Support

The library is the one academic space at UC Davis that is equally available to all students across all disciplines and can provide shared study spaces and technological resources that ...


To learn more about private support of the UC Davis Library and how you can help, please contact Toni Arellanes-Miller, Senior Director of Development, UC Davis Library at (530) 752-2422 or; or Jane Fortner, Assistant Director of Development, Library and Student Affairs at (530) 752-9842 or