Friends of the Library

Welcome to the Friends of the Wesleyan Library

Fall Events

  • Exhibit: “Textile Messages: Wesleyan Apparel through the Decades”

    On display through January 31, 2106, during library hours.
    Olin Library, Special Collections & Archives exhibit cases

    Freshman beanies, letter sweaters, t-shirts, and other items worn by students since the 1880s. 

Click here for more details about Friends events.

To support the in-depth resources that the library provides for campus research and creative projects, please join the Friends

If you, too, are passionate about research, learning, and books, you may want to sponsor a special projects, such as
 - the conservation of rare books through the Adopt a Book Program
 - digitization of highly used archival collections 
 - addition to an archival collection of oral histories of retired Wesleyan faculty
 - a creative fellowship program for students for research in Special Collections & Archives.

Email us at for more information, to volunteer, or to receive a print copy of the library newsletter.

About the Friends of the Wesleyan Library

The Friends of the Wesleyan Library is a community of readers dedicated to celebrating and enjoying books of all kinds from vellum bound manuscripts to humble paperbacks to the latest digital innovation.  The Friends raise funds to support the library's important work and activities including: 

  • Lectures, workshops, symposia, and exhibitions 
    • Consitution Day speakers
    • The Adaptation Series - a collaboration with Wesleyan's Center for Film Studies
    • Exhibitions in collaboration with the Davison Art Center and Center for the Arts
    • Upcoming and Past Events
  • Cataloging of hidden (currently inaccessible) collections
  • Special preservation projects
  • Publication of Check-it-Out, the library newsletter

Benefits of membership in the Friends of the Wesleyan Library
In addition to the satisfaction that comes from supporting the vital services of the library, members of the Friends of the Wesleyan Library also enjoy the following special privileges:

  • Invitations to Friends-sponsored events
  • Free special borrower privileges at the Wesleyan library
  • Check It Out – published three times each year

The Friends of the Wesleyan Library offer six levels of annual membership.

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