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Your gifts to Buy-A-Book make a significant difference across the years. 

Your gift, even the minimum gift of $100, can make a big difference by providing the resources, both print and electronic, students and faculty need to succeed. Through Buy-A-Book you can honor a faculty mentor and support a part of the library collection of special interest to you.  1285

You can choose to direct your gift to one of these areas:

  • Area of greatest need
  • Arts
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  • Physical & Biological Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Special Collections ($500 minimum)

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Please use the "Personal Note / Other Information" box on the payment page to let us know how to direct your gift. Thank you for your support!  

Vanderbilt professor and poet Dr. Mark Jarman, Porter College graduate in 1974, along with his wife, Amy Kane Jarman, annually honor Mark's former professor George Hitchcock by contributing funds to purchase poetry books.  The library's collection of contemporary poetry is among the best such collection in the University of California library system, thanks to the Jarmans.


"I probably spent more hours in the library at UCSC than anywhere else.  Precious to me is the memory of sitting on the bridge with other young aspiring writers and having William Everson, on his way to and from the press, stop and talk with us.  The library was where I went to find books that my teachers, especially George Hitchcock, recommended that I should read.  I met friends at the library, spent lunch hours and after dinner hours reading there, discovered poetry and fiction and literary criticism there, and I still think of the library with a fondness it is hard to describe."
Mark Jarman

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