UC Berkeley Library

Giving to the Bioscience & Natural Resources Library

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The Life and Health Sciences Library Division at UC Berkeley which includes the Marian Koshland Bioscience and Natural Resources Library, the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library, and the Fong Optometry and Health Sciences Library, welcomes gifts in all forms. Contributions from private donors and foundations provide funding support toward the acquisition of research materials, the development of services, the conservation of rare books, and the improvement of library spaces for the use of Berkeley faculty and students. This support is very important in sustaining the excellence of our collections and services.

Donating Books, Journals or other items

Gifts of scholarly and professional materials represent a significant element in the development of our outstanding research collections. We welcome individual gifts of books and journals; due to space and staff limitations; we must be judicious in accepting large contributions. Please contact Susan Koskinen about any materials you wish to donate. Donors should be aware that the materials offered may be duplicates or outside the scope of the collections. In this case, materials may be sold, and the proceeds used to purchase resources for the collections.

Please see the Book Donations Policy for more information on book donations including tax and appraisal considerations.

The University of Buffalo Libraries maintains a list of International Donation Programs to consider for your book donations.

Financial Gifts

Financial support is very important to the LHS Libraries and provides support for books, online resources, data sets, special projects, or library space improvements. Gifts may be unrestricted or support a specific library program, service, or collection. Please see the Ways of Giving for information on ways to donate to the libraries including memorial gifts, endowments, and planned gifts.

Contribute online:
You can make a donation directly to a specific library using the Library Fund Online Giving Form

  • Bioscience and Natural Resources Library
  • Optometry and Health Sciences library
  • Public Health Library

Contribute by check:
Send with instructions regarding the donation to the library.
The check should be payable to one of the libraries as follows:

  • UC Regents/ Marian Koshland Bioscience and Natural Resources Library
  • UC Regents/ Shelden Margen Public Health library
  • UC Regents/ Fong Optometry and Health Sciences Library

Mail to:
Susan Koskinen
Head, Life and Health Sciences Division
University of California, Berkeley
Bioscience and Natural Resources Library
2101 Valley Life Sciences Building
Berkeley, CA 94720-6500
510-643-7662
skoskine@library.berkeley.edu