Join the Friends

Who Are the Friends?

The Friends of the UNH Library is a non-profit, volunteer organization whose members take a strong interest in promoting and supporting the activities of the University Library.  All are welcome to join!

Friends Make a Difference

As the University of New Hampshire’s reputation as a major research center has grown, so has that of the library. Our admission to the elite Boston Library Consortium, a cooperative association of 18 academic and research libraries that share resources, is proof. The Friends play a major role in developing the University’s research collections: from donating early New Hampshire imprints to acquiring the manuscripts of Pulitzer Prize-winning poets. We have acquired online databases, technology resources, rare books and archival materials that ensure that the UNH Library meets the ever-changing needs of the community.

The Friends also sponsor programs throughout the year to promote the cultural and intellectual richness of the University and the community. From the New Hampshire Authors' Series to documentary film screenings to Poet Laureate receptions, Friends' programs help friends to get acquainted and share their interests while emphasizing the development of the Milne Special Collections.

Membership Benefits

  • Borrowing privileges to the UNH Library (Member category and above)
  • Readings and special programs by notable authors and scholars
  • Invitations to special events including book discussion groups, exhibit openings, and poetry readings
  • Friends of the UNH Library newsletter that highlights collections, events and exhibits
  • Recognition in the UNH Foundation's annual published list of donors
  • 10% discount at the UNH Bookstore

If you're interested in more information or would like to join the Friends, please contact Tracey Lauder at (603) 862-3041.

By joining the Friends of the UNH Library, you encourage awareness and appreciation of the work of the University Library, enhance the cultural and intellectual environment of the University and its community, and share in our enthusiasm for books and the other resources of the library.

The current membership fees are:

  • Contributor: $30 (does not include borrowing privileges)
  • Member: $60
  • Sponsor: $125
  • Patron: $250

Join the Friends of the Library online through the UNH Foundation "Make a Gift" page. Under designation, please go to "other" and type in Library. Or, you may send a check or credit card information to:

Friends of the UNH Library
18 Library Way, Room 345
Durham, NH 03824