Give to the UO Libraries

As Oregon’s only member of the prestigious Association of Research Libraries, the University of Oregon Libraries plays a crucial role in all teaching, learning, and research activities on campus and in the broader preservation of the human knowledge and cultural record.

A gift to the UO Libraries has the broadest possible impact on campus, because we serve all students and faculty across all schools, colleges, and disciplines. From the Loyd and Dorothy Rippey Library at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology in Charleston to the Knight Library at the heart of campus, each of our seven libraries contribute to creating knowledge and promoting excellence in all academic pursuits.

Branch Libraries

The Allan Price Science Commons and Research Library is the centerpiece of a master plan to unite the university’s entire community of science students, faculty members, and researchers.
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The Design Library is a major center for art and architectural information in the Pacific Northwest. It features its own rare book room, an incredible collection of artists’ books, and offers study spaces, equipment, programs, and expert consulting for UO’s design and arts community. Your gift support exhibits, facilities enhancements, arts equipment and technology, student employment, and more.
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The John E. Jaqua Law Library is an essential source of training, education, and legal research information for law school students and faculty, as well as the surrounding community. Your gift supports collections, facilities enhancements, equipment and technology, student employment, and more.
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Gifts to the Library Fund provide the maximum flexibility to address immediate and high priority needs and to leverage other resources.
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This fund allow us to purchase print and electronic resources in all formats to support all disciplines across campus.
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Purchase and preserve rare collections and archives for student, faculty, and international research.
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Students and faculty members at the UO need to have access to the latest technologies for their learning, teaching, and research, and our libraries personnel need access to digitization equipment, electronic storage, and preservation software to continue to make our resources more widely available. Your gift allows us to purchase new lab equipment, hardware, and software to meet these critical, 21st-century needs.

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Student Support

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The UO Libraries is the university’s largest academic student employer. Your support allows us to provide more students with meaningful employment in the supportive, academic environment of the library, helping them offset the cost of their education while developing valuable workplace skills.
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Other Ways to Give

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Endowed Faculty Positions

A great library faculty is critical to the success of a great research library. In a competitive research university landscape, the best libraries faculty and curators are sought after by institutions like ours, as well as prestigious academies, museums, and heritage organizations around the world. Endowed faculty positions significantly enhance our ability to attract and retain the best and the brightest, and to maintain our role as a leading research library, benefiting the entire University of Oregon.

Please contact Renee Gordon, executive director of university advancement, at (541) 359-6870 or to learn more about how endowing a position will allow us to continue to attract and retain the strongest possible candidates to build the future of the UO Libraries. Your investment at this level secures the library’s visibility, reputation, and excellence in service to our faculty and students.

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Gifts of resources which support the university’s mission of research and teaching are appreciated. Please see our gifts-in-kind policy for more information about how gifts-in-kind may contribute to the Libraries’ mission.
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Help preserve and protect the Kesey archive, a literary and cultural treasure, for future generations of students and scholars.

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Library Coaches' Fund supports the library's greatest priorities, including technology, collections, and student employees.
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