Physics-Astronomy Library, University of California, Berkeley
The Physics-Astronomy Library welcomes support in all forms. Generous giving from donors has a long tradition in the Physics-Astronomy Library and the University of California, Berkeley Libraries.

The following methods of giving are available:
Cash Gifts
Financial support is very important to the Physics-Astronomy Library. Contributions provide funding for expensive resources, specialized equipment, conservation of rare books, special exhibits or projects. Financial gifts may be unrestricted or support a specific library program, service, or collection. In addition to cash, the Library welcomes securities and other real or tangible property. Or send a check, payable to UC Regents/Physics-Astronomy Library. Contact the librarian for detailed instructions.
Contribute Online
Donations can be made directly to the Physics-Astronomy Library using the Library Fund Online Gift Form or visit the University Library site. In the Special instructions or designations for this gift section, specify that it is for the Physics-Astronomy Library.
Major Gifts
Significant contributions toward Library enhancements are welcomed and could include a recognition plaque or naming opportunities for improved areas, subject to campus approval procedures.
Memorial or Honorific Gifts
Contributions given in memory or in honor of a person or to mark a special occasion are recognized with a bookplate and family members notified. For a gift of $1,000 a named memorial collections fund can be established, and for gifts totaling $50,000 or more, a named memorial collections endowment fund with a special bookplate can be created.
Named Endowments
Contributions given in memory or in honor of a person are welcomed. A book endowment fund may be established which will provide an annual income in perpetuity to the Physics-Astronomy Library for the purchase of books, electronic resources and other materials in a discipline (such as astronomy, physics, astrophysics) of the donor's choice. Endowments ensure strong collections, especially in lean budgetary times. In addition, the Library offers endowment opportunities to support a library program, project, or position.
Planned Gifts and Bequests
You may invest in the Library's future by including it in your estate plans without decreasing assets during your lifetime. The simplest method for a planned gift is to include the Library in your will. Bequests can take the form of cash, securities, or other property, and may be a specific sum or a stated percentage of the estate.
A trust can be established to produce income for the donor or others during their lifetimes and ultimately provide future support for the Library. Cal's staff can provide assistance in determining an appropriate arrangement to meet your individual needs.
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.
  Please contact:
Samantha Teplitzky
Physics-Astronomy Library
University of California, Berkeley
351 Le Conte Hall
Berkeley CA 94720-6000


steplitz at
351 Le Conte Hall, 510-642-3122
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