Friends of the Duke University Libraries

The Friends of the Duke University Libraries is an association of alumni, faculty, staff and other bibliophiles who are dedicated to promoting the interests of the Duke University Libraries.  When you use the Libraries' collections, gain assistance from one of our experienced reference librarians or subject specialists, enjoy superb programming or seek a quiet place for contemplative reflection, you are in a library that has earned a reputation of excellence.

But we could not have achieved this distinction without the help of our Friends of the Duke University Libraries, who provide financial support and advocacy for the Libraries and the entire Duke community. 

Founded in 1930 by William K. Boyd, the Friends of the Duke University Libraries are dedicated to supporting and promoting library services.  For more than 80 years, the Friends have strengthened the Libraries by supporting and enriching our collections.  Through annual gifts, donations of books and other materials, and bequests, the Friends have been essential to our growth over the years from a small but respected institution to one of the nation's top ten private academic research library systems.  We invite you to show your support and join the Friends of the Duke University Libraries. 

Join the Friends!

A contribution of at least $50 to any of the Duke University Libraries' funds confers membership to the Friends of the Duke University Libraries.  Membership in the Friends giving club is renewable annually.  

Join online, or visit our How to Give page for more information on ways to give. 

Please note: For specific questions regarding the processing of your gift, please contact the Alumni & Development Records office at (919) 684-2338

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