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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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Artist Images with Juan Alonso-Rodríguez on October 28th

UW Libraries held the 2021 Virtual Artist Images with the Cuban-born, self-taught artist Juan Alonso-Rodríguez. His art has been included in the permanent collections of the Tacoma Art Museum, Portland Art Museum, Museum of Northwest Art. The lecture featured an interview between Vivian Phillips and Juan and included a Q&A with audience members.

Watch the 2021 Artist Images Lecture

Jacob Lawrence in Seattle: UW Students and Libraries create a new book

Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) is widely recognized as one of the most important American artists of the 20th century. A Professor of Art at UW in the later part of his life, Lawrence’s work and teaching are now the subjects of a new UW course, and through a collaboration between UW Libraries and students using open publishing and digital scholarship tools a book dedicated to Lawrence has been created.

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A fresh lens: illuminating trans and queer people of color in American cinema

Discovering films that center the experiences of queer and trans people of color (QTPOC) may have saved Michael Mungin’s life. Now a UW Bothell Librarian, Mungin has created a cannon of meaningful representation of queer and trans people of color in American cinema for everyone to view and appreciate.

Read the full UW Magazine article

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.

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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 |

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Friends of the Libraries Board

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

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