UB Libraries
James Joyce with Sylvia Beach at Shakespeare and Company

UB Libraries are the knowledge center of the university.  With more than 5 million print and electronic volumes and 35 subject librarians whose expertise covers virtually all disciplines at the university, UB Libraries enrich the scholarship, teaching and learning across campus and maximize the success of UB students, faculty, staff, and the community at-large.


One of the hallmarks of a great university library is its Special Collections, which provide scholars and the community alike with unprecedented access to an impressive scope of rare and distinctive materials.  UB Libraries’ Special Collections  - which consist of the Poetry Collection, History of Medicine Collection, Rare & Special Books Collection and University Archives – is no exception to this rule.  In fact, The Poetry Collection holds the world’s largest, most comprehensive and most prestigious collection of materials by and related to James Joyce (1882-1941), the acclaimed Irish author widely recognized as perhaps the most influential writer of the twentieth century.


We are utilizing Giving Day to promote giving to all areas of the Libraries - and especially the James Joyce Collection as every Giving Day gift made in support of this preeminent archive will be matched up to $4,000 by the Amherst Gaelic League.  Our vision to grant wider access and engagement to the UB James Joyce Collection, combined with your gift, is an unbeatable combination that will impact all members of the university, the WNY community and beyond. 


In addition, UB Libraries is also promoting two additional funds on Giving Day:

The Linda Lohr Fund for the History of Medicine (HOM) Collection – in memory of Linda Lohr, the longtime curator of the HOM Collection, who passed away on April 24.

The Libraries Student Emergency Fund – to provide financial assistance to Libraries student employees in need


An investment in literature, scholarship and higher education is always an investment in our collective future—a future that will be brighter, stronger and bolder, thanks to you.


President Tripathi's Challenge
President Satish and Kamlesh Tripathi are challenging UB alumni and friends to support the program of their choice! The President’s Giving Day Challenge will award $15,000 to the UB Fund for the top three academic departments or units that have the greatest number of donors. The first-, second- and third-place units will receive $7,500, $5,000 and $2,500, respectively.
Rank Prize Academic Unit Gifts
1 $7,500 Athletics 170
2 $5,000 Graduate School of Education 105
3 $2,500 Student Life 96
4 School of Dental Medicine 66
5 College of Arts and Sciences 55
6 School of Engineering and Applied Sciences 45
7 School of Management 42
8 UB Libraries 23
9 School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 17
10 School of Nursing 15
11 Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences 15
12 School of Architecture and Planning 14
13 School of Social Work 11
14 School of Law 10
15 Honors College 6
UB Libraries Match
The Amherst Gaelic League has generously agreed match all gifts, dollar for dollar (up to $4,000) made to the James Joyce Collection Fund. Your support will help with preservation, acquisition, engagement and promotion of the collection.
$4,000 MATCHED
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