UC San Diego Geisel Library 50th Anniversary

UC San Diego Geisel Library 50th Anniversary

As UC San Diego Geisel Library celebrates its 50th anniversary, support from you today will help us ensure we are as iconic on the inside as we are on the outside. The Library is located at the heart of campus and serves as a vital resource for all UC San Diego students, as well as alumni and community members, to seek opportunities for lifelong learning, whether in-person or online. With your philanthropic support, you can inspire great faculty and student minds by helping us deliver scholarly resources and build a transformational collection and space that support the university’s world-class research and instruction. As we’ve adjusted to the new normal with increased investment in digital and online learning, the Library puts our students, faculty, and community first by supporting interdisciplinary efforts, collaborating with all departments across the university and providing crucial services and resources for modern-day learning and research.

To ensure the Library is equipped to meet the continued needs of the university for the next 50 years and beyond, we are proud to announce the creation of the UC San Diego Library Associates Annual Giving Society. Library Associates is comprised of alumni, faculty, staff, parents, and dedicated community members who recognize that the Library is at the heart of UC San Diego’s entire academic mission. Library Associates include donors to any Library fund, thus providing critical support for us to meet immediate and long-term goals so that the Library continues to serve all of our constituencies and communities.

Library Associates will be invited to partake in our yearlong 50th anniversary celebration of virtual activities and lectures, as well as special events; keep up with Library happenings through Explore magazine and e-newsletters; help the Library support student success; and support the expansion and preservation of its collections and resources. Become a Library Associate today!

Additional Benefits

With a gift of $1,500 or more:

  • Invitation and reserved seating for two to the 50th Anniversary Spring Celebration, including the VIP reception

  • Recognition on our donor wall located prominently in Geisel Library, visited by 2.3 million people annually

  • Recognition in Explore magazine, 50th anniversary invitations, program and website

  • Reserved access and private links to all virtual signature events

  • Library card access and ability to check out books

With a gift of $2,500 or more, enjoy all of the above access plus:

  • Invitation to annual donor lunch with the Audrey Geisel University Librarian 

Also, as part of our 50th anniversary, Library Associates, alumni and community members are encouraged to partake in a number of Library events throughout the celebratory year. This is a wonderful way to connect with the Library, hear from the Audrey Geisel University Librarian Erik Mitchell, meet a new author or share your favorite memory of the Library. Learn more here.

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