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Giving Opportunities

Your gifts build our University Library, support our students, and improve our community. Strengthen the Library by becoming a donor at any level via unrestricted funds or by endowing a collection that shares your intellectual passion with the world.

Make a Gift



Make a gift to the University Library or contact Lora L. Hollingsworth, Director of Planned Giving at (916) 278-6115.

Leave a Bequest



If you are interested in leaving an estate gift to support the University Library, please visit Planned Giving or contact Lora L. Hollingsworth, Director of Planned Giving at (916) 278-6115.

Buy a Book


Your gift can make an immediate difference.

Your gift can make a big difference by providing the resources, both print and electronic, students and faculty need to succeed. Through Buy-a-Book, you may honor a faculty or staff member, graduate, family, or friend while supporting a part of the library collection of special interest to you.

You may choose to direct your gift to one of these areas:

  • Area of greatest need
  • Arts
  • Engineering
  • Humanities
  • Physical & Biological Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Special Collections

Donate a Collection

The University Library has long appreciated gift materials from individuals and organizations. Over the years, these donated books and other materials have enriched the library collection immensely. Please see our Gift in Kind Policy for more information on donations.


The Library does appreciate the offer of rare collections or archival materials. Collection strengths are:

  • Northern California and Sacramento History
  • Japanese Internment archives; letters, documents, photographs
  • Under-represented population history in Sacramento

If you feel that your collection may have unusual value for the University Library, you are welcome to contact Special Collections & University Archives at 916-278-6144.

Endow a Collection

White_Circles_Heart.pngYour investment in our Library will enrich the experience of the entire Sacramento State community.

Library endowments provide permanent funding for our collections. They may be dedicated to an area of study that is important to you or they may be broadly directed.

Because of the breadth of Sacramento State’s scholarship and research, endowments in all subject areas are useful. Some donors establish subject endowments to enrich areas of the collection central to university teaching. You may help fund an existing endowment, join with others to start a new endowment, or establish your own endowment to memorialize a loved one. The current minimum to establish an endowment is $10,000.

To learn more about creating an endowment, please contact Lora L. Hollingsworth, Director of Planned Giving at (916) 278-6115.

Selected Current Endowments:

  • Archives Special Collections
  • Dissent and Social Change
  • Japanese American Archival Collection
  • Hadley Women’s Movement Collection
  • J.E. Moss Collection
  • Gender and Sexual Identity Collection Endowed by Ivor Kraft
  • Hellenic Book Fund
  • Faurot Library Humanities
  • Sokiku Nakatani Tea Room
  • Frank Fat Collection
  • Prof. Ayad Al-Qazzaz Book Fund
  • Trimingham Fund
  • Asian Art and Design
  • MacBride Fund

New Projects


Family Study Room Naming Opportunity


Library Technology Fund


Undergraduate Library Prize Naming Opportunity


Financial Literacy Laboratory (FLL)Naming Opportunity


Makerspace Lab Naming Opportunity


Endowed Dean Chair


Physical Space Naming Opportunities


For more information about these projects or others, please contact Lora L. Hollingsworth, Director of Planned Giving at (916) 278-6115.

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