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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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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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Simon Neame named Dean of University of Washington Libraries

Simon Neame was appointed the new dean of University Libraries, University of Washington. The appointment, pending approval by the UW Board of Regents, is set to begin Sept. 1.

Neame will take the position vacated by Vice Provost of Digital Initiatives and Dean of University Libraries Betsy Wilson, who plans to retire July 1 after a nearly 30-year career with UW Libraries, including 20 years as dean.

Read More about Incoming Dean, Simon Neame

“On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous” by Ocean Vuong Book Chat

Wed. July 28, 2021 | 4–5 PM PT

The UWAA, UW Libraries and University Book Store invite all interested readers to join the UW Alumni Book Club. This FREE book club, offers an online forum for the curious reader, our bookshelf has a place for personal stories, timely topics and transformative fiction.

Learn more about the UWAA Book Club

Register for the July 28th Book Chat


A Proper Send-Off for Vice Provost and Dean, Betsy Wilson

University of Washington Libraries bid farewell to Dean Betsy Wilson after thirty years of service to the Libraries. In honor of her dedication and impact at the University, a special virtual farewell celebration was hosted on Thursday June 24.

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Ways to give


Support the Libraries’ greatest needs or your interests.

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By mail or phone

Mail checks to:
UW Foundation
4333 Brooklyn Ave. NE
Box 359505
Seattle, WA  98195-9505

On the memo line of your check write in “For Libraries” and the name of the fund if you know it.

For fund name information or 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