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Your gift to UW Libraries ensures resources for every Husky’s success.

We are constantly evaluating the needs of our users. To meet the challenges and opportunities of today and catalyze the breakthroughs of tomorrow, the Libraries, in partnership with donors, is creating and sharing knowledge that will make our world a more informed, connected and humane place.

Explore our highest fundraising priorities supporting people, places and programs. You can also find a list of our funds and endowments here.

The Libraries Catalyst Fund for Innovation

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UW Libraries Open Scholarship Commons – is OPEN!


People look at an open book next to a bookcase.
Student Employee Scholarships

In 1998 we created the Libraries Student Employee Scholarship Program. Over the years, and with donor support, more than $440,000 has been awarded to 465 students.

With scholarships, we support our outstanding student employees and staff who are the architects of information and the facilitators of knowledge.

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2024 Scholarship Celebration Highlights

Libraries Staff Naming Opportunities

With your support, staff endowments will attract and retain talented professionals to UW Libraries.

Learn More about Named Positions


TEAL Renovation
Tateuchi East Asia Library Renovation

Libraries services and users have changed in the 45 years since the Tateuchi East Asia Library moved into Gowen Hall (1976). While retaining the traditional architectural setting, our renovation plans added more spaces for quiet study, collaborative research, public presentations, and in-demand services to help students succeed. A stunning virtual-walkthrough of the architectural renderings reflects the renovations meant to improve the student experience. Though Phase I of the renovations is complete, support for the next phase is a paramount priority for the UW Libraries.

Discover what’s been happening at the Library in the 2023-2024 Year-in-Review Newsletter, featuring highlights from China, Japan, and Korea studies librarians, student achievements, and more. This comprehensive annual overview recaps the many exciting acquisitions, programs, cultural events, and partnerships from the past year.

Watch Re-opening Celebration Highlights

Learn more about the Renovated Tateuchi East Asia Library


New Rooms in Research Commons
Open Scholarship Commons

How do we connect our users with knowledge? As we look to a more diverse, more open future, we must ensure we not only have the resources to adequately steward and preserve the history of all people, but can actively make good on our promise to serve the public and extend knowledge beyond our walls.

Your gifts help us create online learning services and open educational resources.

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Open Scholarship Commons: New Space