Giving to the Library

Library Associates

The Library Associates annual giving program is an association of dedicated supporters who recognize that the Library is at the heart of UCLA's entire academic enterprise.  Library Associates provide unrestricted annual support to the Library.

Gifts may be designated to the University Librarian's Fund to help meet critical priority needs including purchases of opportunity or to one of the Library's eight subject libraries to meet that particular library's current priority needs.  Either way, donors will be investing in current and future generations of scholars at UCLA and around the world who depend on the Library for a wide, rich variety of resources and services.


UCLA students, faculty, and staff, as well as the public from the Southern California region and scholars from around the world, all rely on the UCLA Library's unique intellectual resources, which include: 

  • comprehensive and unique collections, from core collections that support undergraduate instruction to a wide range of primary source materials that support research, from illuminated medieval manuscripts to electronic scientific journals, from rare Audubon prints to the Los Angeles Times photo archive, from the papers of Nobel Peace Prize winner Ralph Bunche to the architectural drawings of Richard Neutra.
  • research and instructional services, from in-person and online reference assistance to information literacy programs that teach students how to use the myriad of information sources available to them in all media.
  • library facilities, from the undergraduate College Library in the landmark Powell Library Building to the contemporary Eugene and Maxine Rosenfeld Management Library, from the Night Powell Extended Hours Reading Room to group study rooms in many libraries.

Activities and Courtesies

Beyond being a partner in the academic enterprise, Library Associates find their vital support acknowledged through invitations to a variety of stimulating activities throughout the year and courtesies that include:

Powell Society

Generous donations at the patron ($1,000 and above) level and above are recognized in the Powell Society, named in honor of Lawrence Clark Powell, UCLA university librarian 1944-61. These gifts, like Powell himself, have a transformative effect on the Library and add to his legacy. Powell Society donors' enhanced level of support is recognized through additional activities and courtesies that include:

  • UCLA Library card with increased borrowing privileges 
  • invitation to the University Librarian's annual Powell Society Dinner

How to Give

Make a gift online to the UCLA Library Associates today.

Or to request a printed brochure, contact Library Development by email at or by telephone at 310.206.8526.