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Friends of the Library

Become a member. Be a volunteer. Enjoy seminars, events, and visiting with friends.

Who are the Friends?

The Friends of the Library at Sacramento State was founded in 1992 to help the University Library meet the growing and changing needs of the campus and the community. Since its founding, the Friends of the Library has:

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Donated over $250,000 to the University Library in grants for the acquisition of books, journals, electronic media, and equipment

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Established the Book Bin, a permanent used book sales area on the Library’s lower level

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Published the newsletter Bookends

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Hosted special events and presentations by well-known authors

Our Mission

To support the University Library by:

  • Bringing together individuals and organizations interested in the Library
  • Reaching out to the community and promoting the interests of the Library
  • Providing a forum for the University and local authors, researchers, and readers to meet and discuss their work and interests
  • Raising funds to enhance the Library

Benefits of Membership

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Receipt of the Friends newsletter, Bookends

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Invitations to library exhibits, lectures, and events

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Library borrowing privileges for members at the Sponsor level ($50 and above)

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The satisfaction of supporting education in our community

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Complimentary parking for Speaker Series

Visit the Book Bin!

Staffed by members of the Friends who volunteer for a few hours per week, the Book Bin sells inexpensive used copies of books and media in various formats. Proceeds from the Book Bin help fund Friends efforts such as our annual grant program in support of library collections and services as well as general gifts to the Library. 

The Friends’ used book sales area in the University Library lower level is open on the first full week on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and the third week on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays of each month from 10am – 3pm. Book Bin: 916-278-5154.

Join the Friends of the Library