You can contribute directly to established funds or you can create an endowment that is meaningful to you and which meets the library's needs. Thank you for considering a gift to the UVic Libraries.
A library is integral to the teaching excellence of the university. Maintaining a comprehensive library means continually acquiring new books, digital resources, specialized reference material and rare and unique documents. A gift of any size can be put to immediate use to benefit students and researchers and support excellence in teaching.
If you want to donate online, you can make a gift to UVic's Libraries with a credit card through UVic's secure site. Thank you.
- Library Enrichment Fund - provides important supplemental funding for the acquisition of library resources. Your gift to this fund allows us to purchase books, journals and online subscriptions as well as library equipment vital to supporting faculty and students in their research needs.
- Digital Initiatives Fund - Another of our goals is to make our collection as accessible as possible.International research and collaboration are enhanced by digital resources that can be accessed from any electronic location.Keeping pace with the need for on-line digital resources, including journals and digital images of rare books and archival materials, is challenging.Meeting the demands of the information age will enhance research and learning for both scholars and community members. We welcome any assistance with the ongoing expense of our digital projects. Gifts can be directed to a specific project that interests you or to the library's Digital Initiatives Fund.
- Friends of the UVic Library Fund - Many of our library funds address the importance of building collections for all areas of the library from Archives and Special Collections to books that support teaching and learning in individual departments and faculties.As we continue to enrich library collections, the importance of extending these cultural and intellectual resources to the community becomes paramount.A donation to the Friends of the UVic Library Fund will assist with the promotion, celebration and sharing of our collections.
- Internet Shakespeare Editions - An online scholarly and community resource which aims to inspire a love of Shakespeare's works in a world-wide audience, and to make the works of the "Bard of Avon" freely available on the Internet. Internet Shakespeare Editions (ISE) create and publish the highest standards of scholarship. A donation to the ISE will ensure that this publically accessible and growing resource remains committed to open access.
Pick your area of interest-history, marine science, archives-and have the pleasure of linking your name, or the name of someone you love, to a gift in perpetuity.
- Library Collections Endowment - provides the means for the library to build collections of consequence that support learning and teaching in all disciplines through the acquistions of books, journals, databases and/or on-line resources. Your contributions will enhance collections that support existing academic strengths and will help to build new collections for growing academic programs in the arts, humanities and social sciences, as well as the biological and physical sciences and the Island Medical Program.
- McPherson Library Special Collections Fund - income from this fund supports the acquisition of treasures for the library's Special Collections, helping us to build substantive collections that support teaching and research. The fund was established through a gift from the estate of Dr. Gwladys V. Downes, a retired UVic professor of French and one of Canada's distinguished senior poets.
- Rainer Endowed Fund for Special Collections - these funds go toward the purchase of special items that complement our rare books collections. The unique and rare material in a library's collection is what distinguishes it from other institutions and helps UVic to attract students and researchers from around the world. We are grateful to Mr. Jim & Mrs. Doreen Rainer who, because of their appreciation of fine and rare books, established this fund.
- Edward Burns Harvey Fund for Archives - income from this fund supports the work of the University Archives, which is dedicated to preserving and providing public access to the valuable materials in its care. Dr. Lorna Marsden established this fund in her husband's name in gratitude to the University Archives for its assistance with the research for Dr. Harvey's book, "The Lansdowne Era, Victoria College 1946-1963."
- Dean W. Halliwell Collections Fund - established in 2000 by the UVic Libraries in honour of Mr. Halliwell who served from 1960 - 1988 as the first Univeristy Librarian. Funds support the acquisition of books and library resources.
- Elsie G. Turnbull Book Endowment - provides funds for the acquisition of books on British Columbian and Canadian history, established through the estate of Mrs. Turnbull.
- Dorn Endowment Fund - named in memory of the donor, Irene Dorn, this fund is used for the general purposes of the McPherson Library at the discretion of the University Librarian.
- Island Tug and Barge Ltd Endowment - income is used to purchase library materials in all formats for the discipline of marine science, including equipment that supports access to electronic resources for the research needs of faculty and students of this discipline. Established by Island Tug & Barge president Peter Shields.
- Westcoast Energy Library Fund - established to support the acquisition of library resources for the School of Earth & Ocean Sciences.
- BC Hydro Library Renewal Trust - generously established to fund the purchase of library materials to support all disciplines taught at UVic.
- Dr. Albert De Mezey Library Endowment - established through a gift from Dr. De Mezey for purchase of books and/or other resources important to the study of Islamic (Persian) carpets and related art.
- Owen Padmore Memorial Fund - allows for the purchase of books related to the art and architecture of the Islamic world. The fund was established by Mr. Joseph Padmore, Dr. Tim Padmore, and Mrs. Jeanne Padmore in memory of UVic student Owen Padmore (1970 - 2001).
- C.F. Koo Endowment Fund - income from this fund is used for the purchase of library material related to China and Taiwan, established by Mr. Chen-Foo Koo, Taiwan Cement Corporation.
The University is seeking funds to expand our existing state-of-the art vault in Archives and Special Collections. The Vault expansion will help us to expand upon our existing collections that directly benefit teaching and learing at the University of Victoria.