Various categories of membership are available. Funds are committed to the George A. Spiva Library for the purchase of books, periodicals, and other scholarly resources. Membership is valid for twelve months from the time of enrollment except in the case of a Lifetime/Corporate membership.
"I can imagine no more prestigious populations than books and those who give them residence. My apologies to Shakespeare's Polonius, but in terms of the library, one should both a borrower and a lender be. In supporting the library, you support my sharper appetites; in befriending the library, you not only become some of its most precious holdings, you leave a light on for me as well."
-from the essay Love Among the Stacks by Arthur Saltzman
Donating a book, journal subscription or other item to the library in honor or in memory of a friend or loved one is a practical, gracious way to pay lasting recognition. The library will purchase a chosen item in honor of a person you designate. A bookplate naming the honoree and donor will be
secured to the item bought with your contribution. The result is a loving testament that will endure for years.
The Friends group serves as a volunteer support organization for the University’s George A. Spiva Library, encouraging community interest in the library and promoting a fuller understanding of its purpose, programs, and potential.
Through its generosity, the organization fosters gifts, donations, endowments, and memorials to the library, enabling the George A. Spiva Library to acquire distinctive and valuable materials for faculty, staff, students, scholars and community members.
Activities of the group include but are not limited to:
As a FRIENDS member, you will receive:
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