Friends of the MU Libraries

The Friends of the Libraries is an association of persons interested in the MU LibrariesBookIcon-WithText-02 whose goals are to assist in bringing to the Libraries primary source materials, equipment
or other major gifts; and thus to contribute toward gaining for the Libraries that strength
in library holdings which is increasingly warranted by the growing significance of the
University of Missouri.


Your contributions will help to purchase more books, scholarly journals, and computer terminals and help extend service hours to meet the increasing demands of our users. The Friends’ Adopt-A-Book program also raises funds to repair worn or brittle books.

Membership in the Friends of the MU Libraries helps develop the main and branch libraries at the University including:

  • Ellis Library
  • Engineering Library and Technology Commons
  • Geology Library
  • J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library
  • Journalism Library
  • Mathematical Sciences Library
  • University Archives
  • Veterinary Medical Library



Membership form

An annual membership for the calendar year costs only $50 for individuals and couples. Students may join for as little as $15 and a lifetime membership in the Friends is $750, which may be paid over three years.

For more information, please contact Sheila Voss at 573-882-9168 or at



The Friends of the MU Libraries sponsor two contests annually. The MU Libraries Undergraduate Research Paper Contest is for current MU students, and the Stuckey Award is for Missouri high school students.