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The University of Washington Libraries is the soul of the University.

It’s where all thinkers, at all levels and across all disciplines, meet.

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You can learn more about UW Libraries spaces, resources and services from your seat. A Virtual Libraries Tour includes the popular Odegaard Undergraduate Library and Suzzallo & Allen Libraries. Explore UW Libraries via this virtual self-guided tour. Click on “Read Book” to begin the tour. If you do choose to tour UW Libraries in person, check library hours before coming to campus.


A Husky Thank You from UW Libraries

A donation to the UW Libraries enriches the experience and excellence of every student, faculty and user. UW Libraries genuinely appreciates your support and its impact, because every Husky needs the UW Libraries.


Our Storiesteamwork

Support for Libraries promotes access to education and information resources through all past, present and emerging technologies.

Explore some of our favorite stories of impact to learn about how UW Libraries makes a difference.

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2023 Student Video Contest

#IHEARTUWLibraries Video Contest Open for Submissions!

Whether you are learning on campus, or remotely, UW Libraries and Libraries staff provide essential resources and support to our UW community. The annual #IHeartUWLibraries student video contest is an opportunity to showcase your creative talents while helping to promote the best of UW Libraries’ people, places, resources and programs – So…. why do you “heart” UW Libraries?

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Rena Priest Awarded 2022 Maxine Cushing Gray Fellowship

Rena Priest is a Poet and an enrolled member of the Lhaq’temish (Lummi) Nation. She currently serves as the Washington State Poet Laureate for the term of April 2021-2023. She provided the Maxine Cushing Gray Distinguished Lecture on Tuesday, October 18, 2022.

Details & recording for the Maxine Cushing Gray Fellowship and Lecture

Friends of UW Libraries Awards

Campaign for Friends of UW Libraries Awards Fund

The UW Friends Awards strengthen innovative research and accelerates diversity and inclusion initiatives. As a public university, the University of Washington is dedicated to making research and scholarship freely and widely available — virtually and physically — to students, researchers and the world. The Libraries is committed to implementing this vision by expanding access through open practices.

Give to the UW Friends of UW Libraries Award Fund

Ways to give

In order for your generous gifts to be included in 2022, please note that stocks and securities must be received by December 15, 2022, endowment gifts must reach us by December 22, 2022, mailed gifts must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2022, and credit card gifts must be made online by midnight on December 31, 2022.


Giving directly online is the most secure, efficient and rapid way to make your gift. Support the Libraries’ greatest needs or your interests.

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By mail or phone

Make personal or donor-advised-fund checks out to “UW Foundation” and mail to:
UW Foundation
4333 Brooklyn Ave NE
Box 359505
Seattle, WA  98195-9505

Make IRA qualified charitable distribution checks, that reference your name, to “University of Washington” and mail to:
UW Office of Planned Giving
4333 Brooklyn Ave NE
Box 359515
Seattle, WA  98195-9515

On the memo line of all checks write in “For Libraries” and the name of the fund if you know it. Do not use staples to attach checks, cash or supporting documents.

For questions about how to insure that your gift is credited accurately, contact us at

To make a gift over the phone, call Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm:


What is your passion? Create your own endowment to build a lasting legacy and support the UW in perpetuity.

Contact Sheryl Stiefel
Assistant Dean of University Libraries for Advancement or 206-685-1973.

Non-Cash Gifts

For information on how to make a non-cash gift that will support our students and faculty, contact Carolyn H. Aamot. Books and other materials enrich our collections.

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Planned Giving

Help UW Libraries enhance the student experience, support research and ensure the preservation of the past and present for tomorrow through a gift in your will or estate plans. Contact Amy Scott, Director for Planned Giving 206-685-3289 |, for information about ways to include UW Libraries in your legacy planning.

Create your legacy

Stock Gifts and Securities

Considering donating gifts of securities to UW Libraries? Use this step-by-step PDF or contact Robert Bradshaw, 206-685-3814 |

Stocks and Securities

Friends of the Libraries Board

The Friends of the Libraries Board is a group of dedicated community members with a passion for libraries.

More about the Friends of the Libraries

MyUW Giving

See what areas you’ve supported in the past.

MyUW Giving History