Giving to UCR Library How one gift can support students in every academic field at UCR

One gift impacts many

Your legacy can improve the lives and minds of all of UCR's students while they work toward their dreams.

3 ways your legacy can impact our community at UC Riverside

Capital projects at UCR Library

  • Science Fiction Research Center (in collaboration with CHASS)
  • Creat'R Lab
  • Rivera Library Cafe
  • Enhancements for: collections and exhibits, student centered-spaces, the reading room, media preservation, and digital infrastructure

Student financial support at UCR Library

  • Student employee funding
  • Student internship funding

Endowed positions at UCR Library

  • Librarianships that support specific academic areas, such as: medicine, biology, chemical engineering, digital initiatives, public policy, entrepreneurial studies, arts and humanities, and the sciences.
  • University Librarian

UCR Library is one of the largest central services supporting campus.

UCR Library is:


We are passionate about supporting UC Riverside’s commitment to academic excellence across all fields of study.


We provide everyone who comes to the library with the optimal level of access to the vast resources we offer, both in-person and online.


We listen, understand, and adapt to ensure that our user experience serves the diverse research, intellectual, and learning needs of our community to the best of our ability.


We provide guidance and information to everyone who requests our help, and we offer assistance to those who appear to be in need of scholarly advice, but we never force our services or opinions on others.


We respect and celebrate the diversity found among our team, individuals at the library, and throughout the community we serve.


We take informed risks to strategically enhance services, expand research capabilities, and engage our community.


We believe that knowledge empowers people to achieve their goals, and that individual accomplishments support the greater good.

UCR Library empowers positive change by bringing diverse individuals together as a community and providing them with information and resources to advance research, education, and innovation.

Our students thrive because of the generous support provided by alumni, friends, and academic partners.

While we increasingly bring the world's information to the UCR community via digital resources, we remain committed to building collections supporting the full-range of academic inquiry on campus in the formats most appropriate for the academic success of our community members.

Our collections include more than 3 million print volumes, nearly 500,000 e-books, and 143,000 serials.

We also provide access to hundreds of databases and state-of-the-art information technology.

These resources are made accessible through our four locations:

  • Tomás Rivera Library
  • Orbach Science Library
  • Music Library
  • Special Collections & University Archives

If you are interested in supporting the library, please contact:

Samantha "Sam" Lang, Director of Development for Campus-Wide Initiatives

Phone: 951-827-4516


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