Friends of the Library

As a Friend of Wiggins Memorial Library, you will be an invaluable resource for students on their journey toward Leading with Purpose. Your support will demonstrate your passion for the power of our libraries to inspire and empower the Campbell community through our collections, facilities, and services.

The Friends group is made up of alumni, faculty, staff, and other supporters of Campbell University Libraries. Members carry out their work primarily through annual dues, special gifts, and endowments that help bolster our circulating collection, fund new technologies, and enhance our facilities.

Membership Benefits

Borrowing Privileges

Like Campbell students, Friends can check out an unlimited number of items from our General Collection such as current bestsellers, audiobooks, juvenile and young adult books, television series and films on DVD, music CDs, video and board games, selected technology items, and state-of-the-art teaching tools. Friends also can use our public-access computers to search e-Resources and library databases like Naxos Music Library, Transparent Language Online, and Academic Search Complete.

While not exclusive to Friends, access to Campbell’s Digital Archives offers student newspapers, yearbooks, sermons, and more going back to the 1880s. The inviting Periodicals Reading Room and Theological Reference area are hugely popular, and tinkerers will enjoy the Idea Lab/Makerspace, which houses 3-D and poster printing along with assorted tools and materials for crafts.

Annual Gathering

Enjoy an annual fall gathering with Friends and other supporters, plus Campbell faculty, staff, and students. Each year, our event is designed to bring Friends together to explore library-related topics of interest.


Stay up-to-date with the Friends of the Library newsletter, Newsline. You’ll read about special events at the library, as well as the far-reaching impact of our instructional faculty on campus and at conferences.

Want to learn more about joining the Friends? Contact Dean Sarah Steele at (910) 893-1466.

View Membership Brochure

Organizational Structure

Campbell University's Friends of the Library is governed by an Executive Committee consisting of a President and Vice President elected at each year's Annual Meeting. The Secretary-Treasurer is the Dean of the Library or her/his designee.

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