Giving to the Library


Support the Library:

University Library Opportunity Fund
Your gift to the Library Opportunity Fund will support our students’ most pressing needs. For some it is books and learning spaces. For others, it is digital content and access to online memberships. Your gift will support inspiration, scholarly resources, and a thriving student community.

Science & Engineering Library Renovation
The Science & Engineering Library, as it is currently configured, is not optimized to serve the needs of 21st-century researchers and learners. The S&E Library renovation includes more group study areas, improved ADA accessibility, compact shelving, new carpet and furniture, improved access to electricity for all seats, and a permanent home for the Digital Scholarship Innovation Studio.

Digital Scholarship Innovation Studio

Located within the Science & Engineering Library, the Digital Scholarship Innovation Studio (DSI) is a space for UC Santa Cruz students from all disciplines to create, experiment, explore, and bring their imaginations to life. The DSI provides a judgment-free learning zone with access to knowledgeable peers available for support at every step of the way. Through the DSI, students gain access to technology that allows them to explore worlds, expand knowledge, and consider their future without limitation, irrespective of their academic path.

Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections & Archives preserves, shares, and promotes the Library's unique primary sources for the use of UCSC's academic community as well as the general public. Collections include the University Archives, photographs, maps, rare books, and the archives of many individuals and organizations. 

The Collectors Club
The Collectors Club is a group of supporters dedicated to growing the holdings of Special Collections & Archives at the Library.

Elizabeth Remak-Honnef Center for Archival Research and Training (CART) Endowment
The CART program integrates primary source materials more fully into the teaching and research mission of the university by providing hands-on experience for graduate students, while enhancing access to archival collections for all.

Grateful Dead Archive
The Grateful Dead Archive, given to UC Santa Cruz by the Grateful Dead, is made up of nearly a thousand boxes of documents and recordings as well as hundreds of objects, equipment, and framed art, all of which were created or collected by the members of the iconic band.