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Gathering Places

More people than ever before are using the UW Libraries — virtually and in person — as central gathering spaces for learning and to support their drive to discover the world. In our 16 libraries across three campuses and through online and interactive resources, we give students and researchers access to the world’s best information. The libraries are spaces where students collaborate on research, build their skills through specialized services, learn from our expert staff and revel in the joy of reading for study or pleasure.

Friday Harbor Library Gift Fund

Located 75 miles north of Seattle on San Juan Island, the Friday Harbor Laboratories attracts top scientists, researchers and many of our most promising students. Their interdisciplinary work in marine biology, zoology, fisheries, botany and oceanography fosters new lines of inquiry, both locally and around the globe. The Friday Harbor Library is at the center of their cutting-edge research. With your help, we will meet the time-sensitive research needs of students and scientists as they explore how jellyfish photoproteins might eliminate malaria, the causes and effects of starfish wasting disease and other vital concerns. Your gift will ensure that books and resources are available when needed and that the library's equipment and study spaces will enrich collaboration.

Bothell Library Fund

At the University of Washington Bothell, 51% of students are the first in their families to attend college and 46% are students of color. The UW Bothell Library provides wide-ranging support that includes personalized services and integrative technology to accommodate individual needs. Your gift to the Bothell Library Fund allows our librarians to foster student discovery by enhancing teaching and learning.

Business Library Fund

Whether accounting, entrepreneurship or management, the Foster Business Library has the latest information to help students think strategically and successfully solve complex real-world problems. The Business Library Fund supports this dynamic learning environment with the best resources and collaborative learning spaces. Your gift to the Business Library Fund will inspire future business leaders in the Pacific Northwest and around the world.