Friends of the Library

Access to our physical library spaces is currently limited to NC State students, faculty, staff, and university affiliates with a Wolfpack One Card. Please visit the Libraries Service Updates page for more information on how to access your Libraries benefits.

Our Mission

The Friends of the Library is a philanthropic organization dedicated to enhancing the experiences our extraordinary libraries offer to NC State students, faculty and staff, and the public.

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  • Colin Nickels explains how a sound mixer works to two patrons
  • Margaret Atwood on stage with Karey Harwood and Matthew Booker

Your Impact

Through the generosity of our Friends, we are able to provide materials and opportunities to our students and the campus community that would not otherwise be available. As a Friend, you help ensure that the Libraries remain one of NC State University's strongest assets by supporting our collections, services, diverse spaces, and cutting-edge technologies.


  • Individual Memberships Levels
    NC State Student
    Free
    NC State Recent Grad (5 years post-graduation)
    $15
    NC State Alumni/Faculty/Staff/Parent
    $50
    Supporting (Community Member)
    $125

    By joining the NC State Libraries Friends of the Library annually you will receive the following benefits:

    • Early access registration to premium programs, author events, public programming events, and the Cultural Passport Series in partnership with the Gregg Museum of Art & Design, JC Raulston Arboretum, and the College of Veterinary Medicine
    • Publications highlighting Library news including the FOCUS magazine.
    • A monthly e-newsletter featuring free programming hosted by NC State University Libraries.
    • Library borrowing privileges with the purchase of a $50 borrower's card.
  • Family Membership Levels

    Family memberships include all individual membership benefits for two adults living at the same address, and any children 18 and under, plus invitations to family-oriented programming and events for one year.

    NC State Alumni/Faculty/Staff
    $75
    Supporting Family (Community)
    $150
  • Leadership Membership Levels

    Members who join annually at the following leadership levels will receive all benefits of individual membership, plus members have the unique opportunity to provide additional philanthropic support to the NC State University Libraries' community.

    Young Alumni Sustaining: $250

    • Available to NC State University alumni who graduated within 10 years (undergraduate degree) or 5 years (graduate degree) of joining.
    • Sponsor a digital bookplate within the NC State University Libraries collections.

    Sustaining: $500

    • Available to all members of the NC State University and broader communities.
    • Sponsor a digital bookplate within the NC State University Libraries collections.

    Director's Circle: $1,000

    • Recognition through NC State University's Chancellor's Circle, with invitations to University-wide events.
    • Sponsor a digital bookplate within the NC State University Libraries collections.

    Scholars Level: $2,500

    • Recognition through NC State University’s Chancellor’s Circle, with invitations to University-wide events.
    • A portion of membership will directly benefit our textbook and technology lending programs.

    Life Member: $5,000

    • Membership in the Friends of the Library, including the above benefits, for the donor’s lifetime.
    • Recognition through the NC State University’s Chancellor’s Circle during the year in which the gift was made with invitations to University-wide events.
    • A portion of membership will directly benefit scholarship funds for a Libraries' student worker.
    • Early access to information on unique Libraries programming and events.
    • Life membership entails a one-time gift of $5,000 or cumulative giving of $10,000 over 3 years.

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Do more with the Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library visiting the Special Collections Research Center and viewing a book

Friends Events and Programs

Glass panel engraved with the names of Friends of the Library board members at the Hunt Library

Friends Board of Directors

People standing on the Skyline Terrace at the Hunt Library during an evening event

Volunteer with the Libraries

View of the Hunt Library at night against a cloudy sky

Corporate Partners Program

Person walking near the stairs outside of the Hunt Library

Friends Life Members

Margaret Atwood on stage speaking during a Libraries-sponsored event

Giving and Philanthropy