The Friends of Boatwright Memorial Libraries

The Friends of Boatwright Memorial Library was founded in 1971 by alumni, faculty, staff, and supporters of the University of Richmond. The Friends celebrate the central importance of the Libraries to the intellectual and cultural life of the University of Richmond. We work with library staff to increase public awareness of the vast array of resources and services available through the Libraries, expand to these programs, and encourage generous giving in support of our excellent Libraries. Gifts to the Library help us support one of the finest undergraduate libraries in the nation.

Your gifts do make a difference! Your membership in the Friends helps us to fulfill our mission of promoting and supporting the Libraries. For example, Friends gifts and memberships sponsor lectures, events, and recognition of staff and students.

Last year was exciting and full of new and innovative programming for our members. In addition, we awarded the 21st Annual James Gwinn Student Employee Recognition Award to Cyndi Ochoa to recognize contributions to the Book Arts Studio and the University Libraries. Cyndi received a check for $1000.

In addition, the University Libraries added her name to the award wall in Boatwright Memorial Library. We also welcomed Historian and Author Cynthia Kierner, Ph.D. as our 31st annual Peple Lecture speaker.

We'd like to continue these events and others similar in the upcoming years, but we need your membership to help us support those initiatives. In addition, we want you to continue using the resources offered through the University of Richmond Libraries. We certainly want to have you join us for our programs offered throughout the year.

Your gifts do make a difference! Your contribution to the Friends helps us to fulfill our mission of promoting and supporting the Libraries.

We need YOU. Information on how to join, renew or upgrade your membership may be found here: https://library.richmond.edu/about/friends/membership.html

Stop by the library anytime! Thank you for being a Friend!