Giving to the Library

Honor with Books

Honor with Books provides a meaningful way to pay lasting tribute to a special person while making an important contribution to future generations of students who depend on the top-ranked UCLA Library. With a minimum gift of $100 to the Honor with Books Fund, a personalized bookplate is placed in one newly purchased book in the subject area of the donor's choosing (arts, biomedicine, humanities, music, science and engineering, or social sciences). The gift supports a critical acquisitions need, and the loved one, friend, special teacher, or colleague will be remembered for years to come each time a student, faculty member, or visiting scholar opens the book distinguished with his or her bookplate.

Remember Honor with Books for:

  • Graduations
  • Memorial Tributes
  • Professional Honors and Retirements
  • Weddings and Anniversaries
  • Birthdays


When donors make a gift to the UCLA Library Honor with Books Fund:

  • A letter of acknowledgment and copy of the bookplate will be sent to the donor and to the honoree, or their family
  • The donor's name will be listed in the Library's annual donor honor roll.
  • Parent donors and their UCLA graduate will be invited to a special commencement lunch reception at the UCLA Library.

The Opportunities

  • $100 places a bookplate in one newly purchased volume
  • $500 places a bookplate in six newly purchased volumes

How to Give