You Can Make a Difference

Pepperdine Libraries are at the heart of the student experience—providing access and guidance to the knowledge and resources they need as they conduct research, collaborate on projects, and creatively express themselves. Our librarians are expert knowledge navigators and connect students to the many streams of information available through the 21st-century library.

 Your tax-deductible gift helps us support our learning community in a number of ways:

• Grow our collection and supply students with the best access to resources—including costly electronic resources
• Provide information literacy training and access to reference librarians
• Offer the latest technology—3D printing, virtual reality, and more
• Share the experience of discovering treasure in rare books and archives through on-site teaching sessions and digitization to share materials online
• Support a rich and thriving program of lectures, concerts, and other events that support student learning

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Why Give

Discover the immediate impact your gift provides for our students, faculty, staff, and facilities. 

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How to Give

Explore your options to make your one-time or annual gifts to Pepperdine University.

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Where to Give 

Learn about unique giving opportunities throughout Pepperdine University.

 

Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library are an enthusiastic group deeply committed to providing our students with the best academic resources. Support from the Friends of the Library connects our students to costly electronic resources, information literacy training, primary source material in our Special Collections, hands-on training in our makerspace, and more—all with the guidance of our team of world-class librarians.


Your donation helps us continue to innovate and excel in enhancing the academic experience of Pepperdine's students.


In gratitude for their generosity, Friends of the Library enjoy a variety of benefits.

  Friends  Patron Bibliophine Associate 
Member Benefits:  ($100) ($300)  ($500)  ($1,000)
Friends of the Library ID card

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Borrowing privileges for up to five itmes for 3 weeks (two renews) 

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Personalized library assistance

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Invitations to library lectures and events

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Subscription to library e-news

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Free subscription to Pepperdine Magazine

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Invitations to exhibition receptions 

 

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Reserved parking in the main lot for library events (when available)

 

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Opportunity to adopt a book in special collections 

 

 

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Preferred seating at library lectures & events (when available) 

 

 

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Invitation to private events with the Dean of Libraries 

 

 

 

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Assistance with organizing your personal archives 

 

 

 

Invitations to university-wide faculty and guest-speaker lectures, student performances and presentations, with preferred seating (when available) 

 

 

 

Invitation to the annual Pepperdine Associates gala

 

 

 

Opportunity to travel with the Pepperdine Associates program

 

 

 

Recognition on the commemorative wall in Thornton Administrative Center on the Malibu campus

 

 

 

Exclusive communications from the University president 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thank you for helping pave the way for our Libraries bright future.

Contact Information 

We are always looking for new material to support student and faculty research, especially rare books and archival collections!

If you are interested in donating rare books and archival materials, please contact:

Associate University Librarian for Boone Special Collections and Archives - Melissa Nykanen  (310) 506-4434

For questions about member benefits, library events, or giving please contact: 

Director of Library Advancement - Jeanette Woodburn  (310) 506-6785

If you are interested in donating books to our general collection, please contact:

Associate University Librarian for Information Resources, Collections, and Scholarly Communication - Lynne Jacobsen  (310) 506-7681