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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 in 2020. 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 various Library-hosted events, activities and workshops, including our Signature Event Series; keep up with Library happenings by receiving a print copy of Explore magazine and exclusive 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!

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Additional Benefits

With a gift of $1,000 or more:

  • Early invitation and reserved seating for two to all Library Signature Events
  • Recognition in digital and print event materials
  • Library card access and ability to check out books
  • Opportunity to receive autographed publications from the Signature Event Series presenters


With a gift of $2,500 or more:

Enjoy all of the above access plus:

  • Invitation and reserved seating for four to all Library Signature Events
  • 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