WELCOME TO THE FRIENDS OF THE WESLEYAN LIBRARY

Join us at our upcoming fall events!

  • Monday, September 17, 2018 -- Constitution Day celebration
  • Saturday, September 29, 2018 -- Annual Book Sale -- Olin Library lobby -- 10 am - 4 pm

Visit our event page in August for further details.

ON VIEW IN THE LIBRARY THROUGH THE FALL:

 

Exhibition: Seven Collections in Search of a Thesis
Special Collections & Archives exhibit cases, Olin Library -- during library hours


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The new Check It Out is available online (click image below).

Email libfriends@wesleyan.edu to receive a print copy. 

 

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Thank you to those who made the annual Friends book sale in the fall a success!

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TO SUPPORT THE IN-DEPTH RESOURCES THAT THE LIBRARY PROVIDES FOR CAMPUS RESEARCH AND CREATIVE PROJECTS, PLEASE JOIN THE FRIENDS!

Of Note

Adopt a book in honor of a special person in your life!

Adopt a Book as a gift  in honor of a loved one, a graduating student, a classmate, or your favorite professor!

ONGOING BOOK SALE

Check out our ongoing book sale on the bookshelf outside Smith Reading Room, 1st floor Olin Library.

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.

Looking for other unique gifts or to honor or thank a special person?  Additional ways to support the library in your gift giving include the Adopt a Book Program and gift memberships.  Both are tax deductible.  Thank you for generous support!

Email us at libfriends@wesleyan.edu 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 
    • Constitution 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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