Giving to SRJC Libraries

Santa Rosa Junior College is committed to sustaining vital and innovative programs for student learning and development. Charitable contributions play an important role in ensuring that collections and programs remain dynamic, relevant and strong.


SRJC students rely on their libraries to teach them how to use information effectively and efficiently. Through varied learning environments plus excellent services designed to extend learning beyond the library's walls, students acquire the information literacy skills to excel at SRJC and beyond. Annually, students participate in: 

  • Thousands of online or in-person one-on-one instruction sessions with a reference librarian. 

  • Hundreds of online or in-person group instruction sessions via library workshops and in-class delivery facilitated by SRJC librarians. 

  • Over 50 sections of LIR 10, a 1 credit course taught by librarians, are offered annually. 


At the SRJC Libraries, equitable access to technology is central to student learning. During the pandemic, SRJC Libraries effectively shifted focus from physical spaces to a rich remote environment by adding laptops, hotspots, and distance education equipment to its already robust lending program. Now that SRJC Libraries have transitioned back to in-person services, we recognize the need to maintain a tech lending program as well as ensure our physical spaces continue to accommodate the new technological landscape by providing students and faculty with access to: 

  • Wifi and hundreds of desktop computers as well as printing, scanning and photocopying capabilities. 

  • A robust collection of circulating technology that includes laptops, hotspots, calculators, chargers and other technology. 

  • A steadily increasing collection of class materials through our Course Reserves program. 


The SRJC Libraries provide students with a complete learning infrastructure designed to promote academic success. In addition to instruction, carefully selected collections of both traditional & cutting-edge materials provide students with access to a dynamic interplay of innovative research tools and media-rich resources as well the physical space needed to complete their course work, including: 

  • A variety of study areas including study commons, grand reading rooms, private study carrels and collaborative group study rooms. 

  • Book collections containing 170,000 print titles and more than 209,000 e-books. 

  • Over 60 electronic databases covering a vast array of subjects and including over 60,000 articles and approximately 40,000 streaming media titles. 


Our students depend upon the library to provide access to the latest ideas and information. This costs money, and State budget cuts have threatened our ability to serve our students. Please consider a donation to one of the following:

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Frank P. Doyle Library Endowment: All funds will be used to purchase library materials that directly support student learning.

Herold Mahoney Library Endowment: All funds support book, journal, database, and rich media purchases, providing core resources for student learning.

Art in the Libraries Endowment: All funds support fine art activities at both libraries, including rotating exhibits at the Mahoney Library.

Through the Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation these endowments help support the collections and the information services of the SRJC Libraries for future generations and are at the core of the Santa Rosa Junior College mission. Contributions of any size are welcome. Donors who make gifts or pledges of $1,000 or more will have their names placed on a prominent donor wall in the library. There are also various naming opportunities, such as group study rooms and study alcoves throughout the building, ranging from $10,000 to $250,000. Gifts may be pledged over time, up to five years. SRJC faculty and staff may pledge donations through Voluntary Payroll Deduction.

Book Donations

While we greatly appreciate the generosity of people wishing to donate materials to the Santa Rosa Junior College Libraries, we have a limited ability to accept unsolicited gifts of books, periodicals, films, manuscripts, and other materials. The Library is therefore unable to accept all offered gift materials.  

Upon receipt, the donation becomes the property of the Santa Rosa Junior College library. Donations are presumed to be given without any condition.  The library assumes the right to determine what becomes of the books and materials.  Books donated to the Library that are deemed appropriate for the SRJC Libraries Collections will be processed, as time is available.  Books and materials not used by the library will be sold and the proceeds used to buy books and materials that benefit our students.  Delivery of gifts should be made only with prior arrangement. Thank you so much for considering donating to the SRJC Libraries.

Donation Contact: Bob Peterson (