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Library Associates

Library Associates Annual Giving Society

In honor of Geisel Library’s 50th anniversary, we proudly announced the creation of UC San Diego Library Associates. The Library Associates is composed of alumni, faculty, staff, parents, and dedicated community members who recognize that the Library is at the heart of UC San Diego’s entire academic mission. Library Associates include donors to any Library fund who provide critical support for us to meet immediate and long-term goals that ensure the Library continues to serve all of our constituencies and communities.

Library Associates are invited to partake in our virtual activities and lectures, as well as special events; keep up with Library happenings through Explore magazine and e-newsletters; help the Library support student success; and support the expansion and preservation of its collections and resources. A gift of any size to any Library fund will make you a Library Associate today!

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Additional Benefits

With a gift of $1,000 or more:

  • Invitation and reserved seating for two to special author talks in the fall and spring quarter
  • Invitation for two to VIP wine tasting reception with Rex Pickett ’76 prior to his author talk 
  • Recognition in Explore magazine, author talk invitations and event materials
  • Reserved access and private links to all virtual signature events 
  • Library card access and ability to check out books


With a gift of $2,500 or more:

Enjoy all of the above access plus:

  • Invitation to annual donor lunch with the Audrey Geisel University Librarian


See how student assistant Sarah Schnittker ’21 finds support from the UC San Diego Library. Sarah’s story, and those of students like her, starts with your support of the Library.


Save the Date: Events

Library Associates, alumni, and community members are encouraged to partake in a number of Library events throughout the year. This is a wonderful way to connect with the Library, meet a new author and hear from the Audrey Geisel University Librarian Erik Mitchell.

View Signature Events