National Friends of Libraries Week: October 17-23

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National Friends of Libraries Week: October 17-23

Our Friends of the University Libraries group was founded more than twelve years ago as an organization that supports our vision of being Loyola’s gateway to the world of information and scholarship. Through an annual gift, individuals become “Friends” or members who support our mission of providing user-focused services and collections in an inviting, collaborative, and innovative learning environment for the Loyola community.

A vital part of the Friends program is our Friends Advisory Board members who volunteer their time and serve as advocates to support and further our mission. We are grateful for their contributions. To learn more about our advisory board, visit

How do Friends support our mission? Friends of the University Libraries understand the critical importance of the Libraries as the center of learning and intellectual growth on our campus. They provide financial support to ensure that a wide variety of audience can be served and has access to print and electronic materials, rare books, special collections, digital resources, expert research assistance, well-equipped library spaces, and other initiatives. Their support enables us to sponsor programs and special events that connect the Loyola community and the nearby neighborhoods with the intellectual contributions of others from past to present.

Be a Friend and join us today:

About National Friends of Libraries Week
National Friends of Libraries Week is coordinated by United for Libraries, a division of the American Library Association with approximately 4,000 personal and group members representing hundreds of thousands of library supporters. United for Libraries supports those who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries, and brings together library trustees, advocates, friends, and foundations into a partnership that creates a powerful force for libraries in the 21st century. For more information, visit

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