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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 twenty-first century library.

Community Support

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 and community.

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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.

Member Benefits: Friends
Friends of the Library ID card, giving borrowing privileges for up to five items for 3 weeks (two renews) 




Personalized library assistance


Free subscription to Pepperdine Magazine



Reserved parking in the main lot for library events (when available, email libraries@pepperdine.edu to arrange)



Opportunity to adopt a book in special collections (email libraries@pepperdine.edu to arrange)




Preferred seating at library lectures & events (when available, RSVP required) 




Invitation to private events with the Dean of Libraries





Assistance with organizing your personal archives via a 30-minute advisory phone call (email libraries@pepperdine.edu to arrange)




Invitation to the annual Pepperdine Associates gala




Exclusive communications from the University president





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

Other Ways to Give

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, or books to our general collection, please email us at libraries@pepperdine.edu.