UC Berkeley Library

Ways of Giving

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Give online
By mail
Planned gifts and bequests
Stock or securities
Wire transfer/ACH transfer
Book donations

The University Library supports Berkeley’s intellectual vitality and innovative thinking in all departments, for all faculty and students. And in an era marked by a rapidly evolving information landscape, the Library’s role as the gateway to knowledge is increasingly important.

The University of California is a public, nonprofit educational institution exempt under Section 510(c)3 of the IRS Tax Code. The University's Tax ID (EIN) numbers are as follows: 94-6002123 for the Berkeley Regents; and 94-6090626 for the UC Berkeley Foundation.

Read about our Donor Clubs, named for notable University figures from Athena to Clark Kerr.

Give online

Make a secure online gift. You can use this site to make a one-time gift, to set up a recurring gift, or to make a pledge or pledge payment. Recurring gifts can be established with a set number of payments or can be open-ended. You will receive a receipt for your tax-deductible donation automatically via email. This is the best way to make a credit card gift.

Give by mail

To make a gift by check, please make your check payable to the “The Library Fund” and send it to:

University of California, Berkeley
Donor and Gift Services
1995 University Ave, Ste 400
Berkeley, CA 94704-1070

You can download a giving form to mail to the address above. For gifts to specific funds, subject libraries, collections, or programs: please include the name of the fund on the memorandum line on your check, or in an enclosed note.

Planned gifts and bequests

Your legacy gift may enable you to provide more significant support than you thought possible while at the same time allowing you to achieve your financial, philanthropic, and real estate planning goals. The Office of Gift Planning's website features online tools that will guide you through a variety of gift options.

Gift of Stock or Securities

To make a gift of publicly traded securities, please email givesecurities@berkeley.edu or call 510-642-6791 to coordinate details.

Wire transfer/ACH transfer

Wire transfers are most commonly used for gifts made from outside the United States. You should alert us at 510-642-6855 or gifthelp@berkeley.edu that a wire transfer has been made. Automated Clearing House (ACH) transfers, on the other hand, can be sent only from domestic banks, and a unique routing number must be used: 121000358. ACH transfers are not possible from international banks.  Please contact us for help with a wire transfer or ACH transfer at either 510-642-6855 or gifthelp@berkeley.edu.

Book Donations

The Library will gratefully consider all gifts of recorded information which meet the instructional and research needs of the Berkeley academic community. Please see Book Donations to the University Library regarding criteria for acceptance, tax and appraisal considerations, and other information.

If you have any questions about making a gift to the University Library, please contact us at give@library.berkeley.edu or 510-642-9377.