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.

Member Benefits: Friends
Friends of the Library ID card




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



Personalized library assistance


Invitations to library lectures and events


Subscription to library e-news


Free subscription to Pepperdine Magazine



Invitations to exhibition receptions 





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



Opportunity to adopt a book in special collections 




Preferred seating at library lectures & events (when available) 




Invitation to private events with the Dean of Libraries 





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 for Library Programming and Public Affairs - Alice Tsay (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