The Friends of the Library organization was created in 1985 by Library Director Hannah V. McCauley. The mission of the Friends of the Library is to extend quality library and information services, generate funding for special materials and programs, and increase community awareness. The programs are funded by memberships which start at $20 for individuals ($10 for senior citizens).
Friends receive access to the Library's collection and services including intercampus and OhioLINK borrowing privileges. Friends may electronically request up to five items from over 95 academic libraries throughout Ohio. These items may be conveniently picked up at the Library. Friends may also attend meetings, hold office, and participate in additional activities.
Anyone wishing to become a member should contact the library director (740-681-3351) for more information. An online membership application is available here (online payment is available through the Ohio University Advancement Office page--be sure to designate "Other," then enter "OUL--Friends of the Library" as your recipient; checks should be mailed to the library).
Faculty: The Friends of the Library supports faculty by purchasing otherwise cost-prohibitive material for the library collection. Items costing more than $100 will be considered. Interested faculty may submit requests via the form located here. Purchase requests are accepted all year; purchases are made in late spring or summer.