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Library Funds and Endowments

Explore UW Libraries Funds and Endowments

UW Libraries is the largest classroom on campus — providing teaching, research, and publishing and collaboration support for almost every discipline and degree program across all three UW campuses. To explore some of the Libraries’ more than 200 funds, choose a category from the menu on the right.

Questions about a fund?
Contact Deb Hemingway,  or 206-616-0438.

Interested in creating a fund of your own?
Contact Sheryl Stiefel, Assistant Dean of University Libraries for Advancement  or 206-685-1973.


UW Libraries priority funds to address its greatest needs are:

Libraries Catalyst Operating Fund for Innovation

To fund UW Libraries’ immediate needs to fuel innovation that accelerates student success, teaching, and research for the public good.

Give to the Catalyst Fund

Libraries Student Employee Endowed Scholarship

The purpose of this endowment is to provide financial assistance to students who work in the University of Washington Libraries.

Give to student scholarships

Libraries Excellence Fund

The Libraries Excellence Fund provides support for activities, projects and programs to enhance the overall excellence of the UW Libraries, including services, speakers, publications and special projects.

Give to the Excellence Fund