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Reimagining Access to Information

Sacramento State is California’s capital university, providing world-class education in the political, cultural, and economic center of the Golden State. At the heart of our campus, the University Library is the hub of intellectual discovery for our students, faculty, and community.

The Library breaks down barriers and makes knowledge available and accessible to everyone. We inspire intellectual exploration, thoughtful discussion, and critical thinking. We advance vital, problem-solving research. We foster social connections, cross-collaboration, and cultural engagement. Our library of the future is a creative, flexible place that connects people and ideas for one goal: to build a better world.

At the Library, our mission is student-focused first. Everything we do is about providing Sacramento State students with the services, resources, space, and technology they need to succeed.

Our vision is to launch new MakerSpace at the Library, which is, a hands-on, collaborative learning environment that sparks innovation and creation. The MakerSpace gives all students a chance to take an idea and build, code, create, and experiment and bring it to life. This will be the central place for students to explore ideas, solve complex problems, develop solutions for our future – giving them a leg up in today’s innovative job market.

The MakerSpace is one example of how we are re-envisioning the Library for tomorrow’s students. Today we’re redesigning Library spaces to foster intellectual exploration, study, creativity, collaboration, and connection. Spaces for focused study groups to gather in team-based learning. Spaces for students to engage in team-based learning with study groups, connect with vast academic resources online, and unearth new ideas. We also provide much needed family-friendly study space for students with children.

Additionally, as the hub for academic research at Sacramento State, the Library is the perfect home for a special award to celebrate undergraduate students who are engaged in research. Our vision is to provide a monetary award to students from any discipline to recognize their efforts in the research process and encourage our students in academic discovery.

When you support the University Library, you elevate student success for all at Sacramento State.

On the Rise: The Campaign for Sacramento State is supporting the University Library as it seeks to raise critical funds to:

Campaign Priorities

MakerSpace

Provide students with the space and resources to explore ideas, solve complex problems, and develop solutions for our future.

  • Encourage learning beyond the curriculum.
  • Inspire interdisciplinary teamwork.
  • Build an entrepreneurial mindset.

University Library Technology

  • Create a greenroom for students to create video and practice presentations.
  • Build an augmented/virtual reality room for student exploration into new technologies.
  • Provide check-out for technology like calculators, cameras, and soundboards.

University Library Microclimates

  • Redesign study spaces throughout the Library.
  • Improve group study spaces.
  • Extend study hours on nights and weekends.
  • Enhance Family Study Room.
  • Expand quiet study areas.

Faculty Research Support

  • Digitize library collections for teaching and research.
  • Provide services and support for faculty publication.

Undergraduate Research Award

Recognize and encourage undergraduate students who have learned and grown through the process of critical thinking and academic library research.

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Scholarships are among the most rewarding ways to give to Sacramento State because they directly impact students’ lives. They also help celebrate and motivate our best and brightest students.

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