Friends of the Library

For more than four decades, Campbell University’s Friends of the Library (FOL) has supported the library’s vital role in helping the University to “graduate students with exemplary academic and professional skills who are prepared for purposeful lives and meaningful service.” A non-profit group open to members of the public, FOL supports our vision to inspire and empower the Campbell community through our collections, facilities, and services.

FOL carries out its work primarily by establishing endowments, and by purchasing books, microforms, computers, and other materials. The organization is governed by an Executive Committee consisting of a President and Vice President elected at each year’s Annual Meeting and a Secretary-Treasurer who is the Dean of the Library or his/her designee. The group is responsible for:

  • The Endowment Funds:
    • the Carl P. Norris Library Endowment Fund, named in honor of a 1901 Campbell alumnus and dentist
    • the Carrie Rich Memorial Library Endowment Fund
    • the Faulkner Library Endowment Fund
  • Friends of the Library Annual Meeting
  • Newsline (Current Issue): the newsletter of the Friends.
    Back Issues:

Services for Friends of the Library

Beginning at the contributing membership level ($50.00 annually), Campbell University’s Friends of the Library have special benefits that begin with the annual fall Friends of the Library Annual Dinner, bringing together library faculty, staff, and supporters. Special guest speakers at the Annual Dinner in past years have included Betsy Green Moyers (daughter of Pulitzer-winning playwright Paul Green), North Carolina Aquarium director Jay Barnes, and Raleigh News & Observer executive editor John Drescher.

In addition, Friends of the Library enjoy many of the same facility privileges as Campbell students, staff, and faculty, including:
  • Checkouts of an unlimited number of books, three DVDs plus one video game at a time, and selected technology items.
  • On-campus access to a wide range of e-resources and library databases such as NC LIVE, which includes articles, audio, ebooks, video, and images; the Naxos Music Library, the world's largest online classical music library, with more than 1,013,542 tracks on more than 70,377 CDs; Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers; JSTOR, a collection of specialized scholarly journals; and Academic Search Complete, a comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database; to name just a few.
  • Use of our welcoming Periodicals Reading Room, stocked with up-to-date national and local newspapers, popular magazines, and specialized journals.
  • And of course, like all patrons, Friends of the Library can use our CamelCat search program to peruse Wiggins Library print and digital holdings, including those in the Curriculum Materials/Media Center, Government Documents collections, and the Gilbert T. Stephenson Business Library. CamelCat offers hot links embedded in records to find related searches and Internet sites, and allows you to receive search results via email and send purchase suggestions and emails to Library staff.

Services for Guest Members

A Guest Membership is also available at an annual fee of $15.00. Guest checkout privileges are limited to three items at a time. Guests Membership also does not include the Annual Dinner or Newsline.

Please remit membership fee to:
FOLCU
PO Box 98
Buies Creek, NC 27506