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Friends of the NIU Libraries: Membership

Membership Benefits

Friends of the Library memberships are for one full year.  Benefits include:

  • Receive issues of Founders' Type, a newsletter for the Friends of NIU Libraries
  • Receive invitations to public Friends Programs and special members-only receptions
  • Receive a 10% discount on merchandise at the following stores:
    -Ed Ripp Fine Art Books, Chicago
  • Opportunities to recommend future Friends' programs
  • Eligibility for interlibrary loan service
  • Extended checkout times for books
  • Annual Membership fees and gifts to the Friends are tax-deductible

NIU Faculty and Staff can have their membership dues deducted directly via payroll deduction by filling out this form and returning it with their membership form. We'll do the rest!

If you would like to request a membership application, click here to access our membership application request form, and we will be happy to send you a brochure. Or, you can print out a membership form, and mail it to the library:

Please make checks payable to:
Friends of NIU Libraries

Checks can be sent to the following address:
Friends of NIU Libraries
University Libraries
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115

Annual membership contributions are as follows:
Student - $10
Individual - $35
Family - $50
Donor - $100
Benefactor/Corporate - $500
Life - $1000

Questions? Please call (815) 753-9838 or email: libraryfriend@niu.edu

Thank you for your generous support!

Last Updated:July 15, 2013