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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 of the University Library, the Clarke Historical Library, and Global Campus Library Services.

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