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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 collections for public access.

The library builds collections that support teaching and research in every discipline taught at the university, a wealth of information that benefits the work of researchers on campus and beyond. The library is also the university’s historian and storyteller — preserving the research of leading UC Davis faculty, the legacy of well-known alumni, and images and stories of campus life throughout the decades.

To increase the impact of these unique collections, the library uses digitization and online tools to make materials more accessible, searchable and discoverable by researchers and the public.

Explore the sections below to learn more about some of the library’s collections, projects and how you can help.


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) 754-0933 or