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You can still access the UC Berkeley Library’s services and resources during the closure. Here’s how

Using the Library during COVID-19

Many of our services are now being offered in new ways. To find the latest information on course reserves, book returns, 24/7 online help, and more, visit our Library services and resources during COVID-19 page. The information on that page supersedes all other information on the Library website at this time.

Giving to the Library - Environmental Design Library

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Generous donor giving has a long tradition in the Environmental Design Library from Phoebe Apperson Hearst’s 1903 gift that created the Architecture Library and the mid-century Beatrix Farrand Endowment which has helped build one of the finest landscape architecture collections in the world.

Financial Gifts – Contribute Online or By Mail

Donor financial support provides for expensive monographs and databases, specialized equipment, conservation of rare books, exhibits, and special projects. Financial gifts may be unrestricted or support a specific library service or collection.

  • The Elizabeth Byrne Fund for the Environmental Design Library honors former librarian Elizabeth Byrne’s 27 year career as library head. Proceeds support collections and staff support, and contributions can be made online using the Elizabeth Byrne Fund for the Environmental Design Library form.
  • Other Gifts can be made using the Library Fund Online Gift Form and specifying “Environmental Design Library” in the space for special instructions and designations.
  • Additional Ways to Give can be found at Give Now which includes  ways to donate to all UC Berkeley libraries including memorial gifts, endowments, and planned gifts.
  • Send a check made payable to Berkeley Regents and specify that it is for the Environmental Design Library to: David Eifler, Environmental Design Library, University of California, 210 Wurster Hall, Berkeley CA  94720  deifler@berkeley.edu

Donating Books and Journals

Gifts of scholarly and professional materials have historically represented a significant element in our outstanding research collections. We welcome individual gifts of books and journals but due to space limitations must be judicious in accepting large contributions. Please contact David Eifler about materials you wish to donate.

Donors should be aware that the materials offered may be duplicates or outside the scope of the collection. In these cases, the materials may be made available to students and faculty to add to their personal collections or sold and the proceeds used to purchase other materials for the collection. Please see the Book Donations Policy for more information on book donations including tax and appraisal considerations.

The University of Buffalo Libraries also maintains a list of International Donation Programs that you may want to consider for your book donations.