Giving to the Environmental Design Library

Generous donor giving has a long tradition in the Environmental Design Library beginning with Phoebe Apperson Hearst’s 1903 gift that created the Architecture Library.

Financial gifts 

The Elizabeth Byrne Fund for the Environmental Design Library honors former head librarian Elizabeth Byrne’s 27-year career and supports programming, collections, and facilities. We are grateful for support at all levels.

To make a gift to the Elizabeth Byrne Fund, please send a check (with Elizabeth Byrne Fund (FW6916000) written in the memo field) to:

University of California, Berkeley
Donor & Gift Services
1995 University Avenue, Suite 400
Berkeley, CA  94704-1070

To give by phone, or inquire about making a gift to the Elizabeth Byrne Fund gift by wire/ACH transfer, please call 510.643.9789, or email  

Financial gifts specifically for collections can be made using the Environmental Design Library Fund online gift form. If you have questions, please reach out to the CED development team at

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. 

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