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Our vast intellectual and cultural resources inspire students, researchers and communities to think creatively, use information wisely and experience the joy of discovering and creating new knowledge for a world of good.

Our goal

The University of Washington Libraries is leading the way as one of the world's top research libraries. We anticipate and meet the information needs of our diverse communities, any time and any place.

As of October 1, we raised $16.9 million reaching almost 70% of our $25 million goal. Thank you to all our friends and advocates!

Our priorities

Gathering places

  • More people than ever before are using the UW Libraries as central gathering spaces to support the drive to discover.


  • The UW Libraries is a user-centered academic research library that brings people and knowledge together.

Cutting-edge programs

  • Our rich collections and innovative staff position the UW Libraries to lead cutting-edge programs to preserve rare materials and create greater access for our users.


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