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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, through contributions and engaged members, the programs and services of the University Library, and ​the Clarke Historical Library.

We appreciate the support of all of our donors at any amount; however, a minimum one-time annual donation of $100.00 is requested to become a Friend of the LibrariesJoin ​no​w!

Contributions to the Friends of the Libraries aid the Libraries generally, and help support and nourish the academic programs of Central Michigan University. 

Membership in the Friends assists with:

  • the purchase of unique collections and items that otherwise could not be obtained, which supplements and strengthens existing collections
  • support for the library services that will add greater depth to the CMU academic experience
  • the developments of special library cultural programming such as guest speakers, discussion forums, exhibits, and films

Benefits of Friends Membership:

  • invitations to library-sponsored, general events
  • invitations to special Friends events, such as the annual luncheon, receptions, and presentations
  • behind-the-scene library tours
  • the satisfaction of supporting the services and collections of CMU Libraries

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

Library 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:

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



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