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Giving to the Library

Friends of the University Library - Join us for the inaugural year!

The Friends of the Florida Gulf Coast University Library is an association of students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community members who are dedicated to supporting and promoting the University Library. 

Student: Free 
Recent grad (5 years post-graduation): $10 
Alumni/Faculty /Staff/Parent: $100 
Legacy: $2500 (Inaugural year $1000) 
Corporate membership: $5000 

Your annual gift to Friends of the Library supports collections, services, teaching, research, technology initiatives, programming - all essential to our nearly 16,000 students, 500 faculty, and an extended community of scholars. Through annual gifts and advocacy, the Friends of the Library are vital to the growth of the University Library. 

Benefits of a Friends of the Library Membership 

  • Courtesy borrowing privileges to University Library 
  • Access to University Archives and Special Collections 
  • Access to the library subscription databases from library computers 
  • Subscription to University Library’s newsletter and FGCU360 including information about exhibits, lectures, and other happenings. 
  • Invitations to special events and programming
  • Reference and research assistance
  • Behind-the-scenes tours 
  • Friends of the Library annual celebration 

Legacy Membership 

  • Courtesy membership to the President’s Society 
  • ​​​​​​​Lunch with the Dean Tracy A. Elliott, PhD 

Only with the Friends contributions will the Library be able to augment its limited funds to provide our students and faculty access to specialized technology to inspire innovation, secure acquisitions of rare and unique materials to encourage scholarship, and ensure the preservation and conservation of collections for future generations. The Library’s lectures, receptions, and exhibitions are paid for entirely from private contributions. Be a part of our future by becoming a member of the Friends of the Library.  

If you have questions regarding Friends of the Library, please contact Heather Snapp at (239) 745-4225.