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Friends of the Libraries

​​​​​​​​​​​​Friend of the Libraries is a friend of CMU.

The CMU Friends of the Libraries is a membership organization that supports the programs and services of the University Library and the Clarke Historical Library. Gifts from our Friends reach beyond the Libraries to nourish CMU's academic programs.

To become a Friend of the Libraries, we request a minimum annual donation of $100.00. 

Join ​no​w!

Your annual membership in the Friends of the Libraries enables us to:

  • purchase unique materials that supplement and strengthen existing collections
  • enhance library services that nurture student success and foster scholarly activity
  • develop cultural programs such as guest speakers and exhibits that increase our awareness and understanding of a range of academic topics and perspectives 

Benefits of Friends Membership:

  • receive invitations to library-sponsored events
  • receive invitations to Friends-only events 
  • participate in behind-the-scene library tours
  • receive newsletters and library updates
  • gain satisfaction from supporting CMU Libraries and having a positive impact on students and faculty who use our collections and services

For more information regarding the Friends of the Libraries, contact:

CMU Libraries, Dean's Office

(989) 774-3500 

Park Library 407, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859

Past Friends of the Libraries Luncheon Dates and Presenters:

9/21/2019        David Sax
9/15/2018        Frank Boles
5/21/2016        Gina Kolata
5/31/2015        A.J. Baime
5/17/2014        Charles C. Mann
6/8/2013          Paula McLain
5/19/2012        Robert Knapp
5/14/2011         Don Gonyea
5/22/2010       Dava Sobel
6/6/2009        Maria Arana
6/14/2008       Francis Blouin
6/16/2007       Jeffrey Brown
5/13/2006       David Broder
6/19/2005       Nicholas Basbanes
4/3/2004        Matthew Battles
4/12/2003       Andrew Isenberg