Friends of the UCSC Library Endowment

Established by the Friends of the UCSC Library, 1991

The Friends of the UCSC Library are advocates for enriching the University Library and strengthening it as a vital center for scholarly life at the University of California, Santa Cruz. The Friends have an enthusiasm for books and learning, as well as an appreciation for the library's importance to the University and the community.

The Friends are vital in: providing resources and support for enhancing library collections; sponsoring library-related projects and events for the UCSC and Santa Cruz local communities; communicating the contributions of the UCSC Library to the educational and cultural life of the Monterey Bay Area; and providing local community members with library borrowing privileges.

The Friends' endowment provides a permanent vehicle for prudent investment of their resources and assures a continuing income stream to enrich library collections with rare and special acquisitions in perpetuity.