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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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2022 Student Video Contest

UW Libraries #IHeartUWLibraries Video Contest is Open!

Show your love for UW Libraries! The annual student video contest is open and provides students from all UW Campuses with an opportunity to win up to $1500!

Learn more about the #IHeartUWLibraries Video Contest

UW Libraries Student Employee Scholarships

UW Libraries is one of the largest student employers on campus. Scholarship money is directed to a UW student who is employed by UW Libraries to be used for any purpose related to their academic life including tuition, books, materials, or other educational costs.

Give to UW Libraries Student Employee Scholarships

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


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