Giving to the Library

Ways to Give to the UCLA Library

Support the UCLA Library today by making an online gift!

Direct Gift

Gifts of cash, check, or credit card have an immediate impact on the UCLA Library. Make checks payable to The UCLA Foundation. To charge a gift to a credit card, call 310.206.8526 or make a gift online. A secure server using advanced encryption and firewall technology protects donor's information.


The full-market value of gifts of appreciated securities is tax deductible. In most cases, appreciation in the value of the security benefits the Library and is not taxable to the donor.

Matching Gifts

Many employers will match employees’ gifts to the Library. Employees of eligible companies should request a matching gift form from their employer and send it completed and signed with their gift; the impact of the gift may be doubled or possibly tripled. Some companies also match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.

Real Estate

Real property, either in its entirety or in part, can be deeded to The UCLA Foundation to benefit the Library. It is possible to arrange a sizable tax deduction by deeding a home to the Library, while continuing to occupy the property for life.


In writing a will or living trust, donors can specify that they would like their estate to specifically benefit the UCLA Library through the UCLA Foundation (Tax ID #95-220801). Our staff can help to provide sample language to include in a bequest.

Charitable Gift Annuity

Donors may transfer money, securities, or real estate in trust to the Library and receive income for themselves or another, for life. Donors may receive immediate tax benefits, and ultimately the Library receives the trust property. For further information about making a planned gift or bequest to UCLA, visit the UCLA Office of Gift Planning Web site.

Gifts of Materials

The UCLA Library gratefully accepts donations of materials that support the academic teaching and research mission of the university. For more information, call the Gifts section at 310.794.4019.

Qualified Retirement Plans

Naming The UCLA Foundation as a beneficiary of a qualified retirement plan (IRA, KEOGH, 401(k) or 403(b)) may be particularly advantageous to donors; doing so may result in more assets being passed on to heirs than if the donor makes a bequest from other funds in the estate.