Giving to the Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Library

Cash Gifts

Financial support provides funding for books, online resources, specialized equipment, special exhibits or projects. Gifts may be unrestricted or support a specific discipline. Contributions of any amount are welcome.

Memorial Gifts and Gifts in Honor of a Person or Event

Contributions given in memory or in honor of a person or to mark a special occasion such as a graduation are recognized with a bookplate. A named book fund can be established for a gift of $1,000 or more.


Endowment funds may be established with a gift of $50,000 or more. These funds provide the Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Library with an annual income in perpetuity and have a lasting impact on creating a world class collection. Funds may be unrestricted or support library materials in a specific discipline (chemistry or chemical engineering). The University invests its endowments carefully to achieve a healthy rate of return that provides for both current needs and long-term growth. A special book plate will be created and placed in each book.

Planned Gifts

You may invest in the Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Library's future by including it in your estate plans through, for example, establishing bequests or trusts. UC Berkeley's Gift Planning staff can provide assistance in determining an appropriate arrangement to meet your individual needs.

Donating Books

Gifts of scholarly and professional materials have historically represented a significant element in the development of our outstanding research collections. We welcome individual gifts of books and journals, but due to space and staff limitations, we must be judicious in accepting large contributions. Donors should be aware that the materials offered may be duplicates or outside the scope of the collection. In this case these materials may be sold in the Library's Book Sale Shop, and the proceeds used to purchase other materials for the collections. Information on appraisals and tax deductions is available.

Contributing Online

Make an online donation directly to the Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Library. In the "Special Instructions for this gift" box, specify that it is for the Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Library. Or send a check, made payable to the UC Regents/ Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Library, with instructions regarding the donation to: Mary Ann Mahoney, Head Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Library University of California, Berkeley 100 Hildebrand Hall Berkeley CA 94720-6000 (510) 642-4345