Library Board and Legacy Circle

Library supporters eat at the Luncheon in the Library in 2023.
Library supporters gather during the annual Luncheon in the Library celebration. (Photo by Jami Smith/UC Berkeley Library)

Library Board

The Library Board advocates for the UC Berkeley Library to enhance its depth, breadth, quality, and excellence. The Board advises the university librarian on how to best present his or her vision for the Library to faculty, alumni, and other constituents. The leadership group also works to strengthen the partnership between the Library and its friends on campus and in the region, state, nation, and world. The Board’s mission in brief is: advocate, advise, collaborate, and support.

To learn more about the Library Board, contact the Library Development Office at 510-642-9377 or

Library Legacy Circle

The Library Legacy Circle of The Benjamin Ide Wheeler Society is a group of donors who have remembered the Library in their bequest plans. Library Legacy Circle honorees are alumni and friends who understand the Library’s vital role as a gateway to discovery and a cultural heritage institution for UC Berkeley.

Library Legacy Circle honorees receive the benefits of The Benjamin Ide Wheeler Society, plus:

  • Invitations to special events, including our annual Luncheon in the Library, and exclusive insider opportunities.
  • A subscription to Fiat Lux, the Library’s newsmagazine.
  • Keepsake Library notecards that highlight our many diverse libraries.
  • A Library privileges card (for California residents who choose to opt in).

To learn more, contact the Library Development Office at 510-642-9377 or