The UC San Diego Library has received two gifts from private donors totaling $810,000.
The library will use the donations to develop its collections in the social sciences, humanities and international relations.
Florence Riford, a La Jolla resident who is a major UC San Diego donor, contributed $500,000 for a general endowment for works in the humanities.
An anonymous donor contributed $310,000, half of which will go toward developing the social sciences collection. The other half will go to further the collection of the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies.
In addition, Riford gave the university a piece of property valued at more than $500,000 to be used to establish the Florence Seeley Riford Chair for AIDS Research.