The digital age has had unprecedented impact on how we consume, preserve, and browse information. As a result, libraries have experienced an enormous transition over the past twenty years. UC Santa Cruz has proactively embraced these changes—reimagining our libraries as innovative and collaborative 21st century spaces to maximize student success.
Your gift to the Library Opportunity Fund will support our students’ most pressing needs. For some it is books and learning spaces. For others, it is digital content and access to online memberships. Your gift will support inspiration, scholarly resources, and a thriving student community.
Who will my gift benefit?
Gifts to the Library Opportunity Fund will directly benefit undergraduate and graduate students and faculty at UC Santa Cruz.
What programs will my gift support?
Your gift to the Library Opportunity Fund will support UCSC Library programs such as the purchase of new books, documentary streaming rights, and materials for 3-D printers—giving students hands-on experience with new technology. The Library Opportunity Fund directs funding to the libraries’ areas of greatest need.
A $50 gift can purchase a new book.
A $100 gift can provide a month's worth of materials for our 3-D printing programs.
A $250 gift can fund one year of streaming film access.
A $500 gift can help with all of the above and more.
We invite you to open doors of opportunity for today’s Banana Slugs by giving to the Library Opportunity Fund.