FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARIESOn January 16, 1960, a group of MU alumni and friends met for lunch in the Student Union and resolved to organize a group called the “Friends of the University of Missouri Library.” Within five months, the group had received donations of books and manuscripts from twenty-six benefactors as well as cash gifts of more than $1,000. Today, the Friends of the Libraries is an association of donors dedicated to developing private support for the MU Libraries.
Join Us!An annual membership for a calendar year costs only $50 for an individual or couple. Students may join for as little as $15, and a lifetime membership in the Friends is $750, which may be paid over three years. Pay by credit card or use our Membership Form. For more information, please contact Nick Raines at 573-882-9168 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Friends of the Library Borrower Card Friends of the Library Facebook Page
Members of the Friends work together to organize programs, to raise funds and to advocate for enhanced library collections and services. The Friends organization has made substantial cash donations through the years to fund the purchase of materials and to enhance library facilities used by students, faculty, staff and the community. Individual members have also donated rare and valuable books or other materials that enhance the collections and status of the MU Libraries. The Friends encourage not only bequests of funds but also gifts-in-kind to support learning and research for future generations of students and scholars.