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Library Associates

Become a Library Associate today. The Library Associates annual giving program is an association of generous supporters who understand that the University Library is the heart of the University, serving all scholars and students in their quest for learning. Library Associates provide unrestricted gifts to support the Library.


Membership is extended to those who donate funds or gifts-in-kind during a given year. Library Associates receive the library's publication, Towers, delivered in print or by email as part of their membership. Generous donations at the Visionary level ($1,000 and above) will be recognized through additional activities and courtesies. You can join Library Associates at any of four levels:

  • Supporter, under $50
  • Friend, $50-$250
  • Patron, $251-$999
  • Visionary, above $1,000

What effect does membership have?

Annual membership in the Library Associates has helped provide:

New Acquisitions

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    Stanton Gilbert Fisher Diary

    Archive and manuscript diary of Stanton Gilbert Fisher (1840-1915), civilian scout during the 1877 Nez Perce War and miner. The diary consists of twelve memoirs of hunting and tracking in Montana with Chief Tendoy and pioneers, ca. 1870-1890.

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    National Research Council of Canada Journal Backfiles

    Electronic journal backfiles of the National Research Council of Canada including the Canadian Journal of Forest Research and the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science. The journal backfiles cover journals published since inception, in the early 1900s.

Special Events

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    Tribute to Ray Brown and Wally "Gator" Watson

    Support provided for a University of Idaho Jazz Festival tribute to Ray Brown and Wally “Gator” Watson. The exhibit in the library included photographs and artifacts from the Leonard Feather Collection

    » Explore the International Jazz Collections

  • Lincoln and Idaho
    "Lincoln and Idaho"

    Support enabled the Idaho Bicentennial Exhibit to visit the University of Idaho Library on March 4-27, 2009.

    » Visit the Bicentennial website

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    Wild Places Preserved: The Story of Bob Marshall in Idaho

    Wild Places Preserved: The Story of Bob Marshall in Idaho by Anne Marie Moore and Dennis Baird, published as part of the University of Idaho Library’s Northwest Manuscript Series.

    » Read more about this book

Building and Teaching Projects

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    Moving shelves installed for collection expansion

    Electronic compact shelving was installed on the library's second floor, where it reduced the amount of shelves needed and opened up study space for students and visitors.

  • Lincoln and Idaho
    Joe Vandal video production

    To introduce new users to the library, a series of videos was commissioned starring Joe Vandal, the University's energetic mascot. Diane Prorak and Kristin Henrich oversaw the development of the videos, made possible by support from Library Associates.

    » View these Videos

  • Students at Work
    Collaborative work spaces for student learning

    Innovative study spaces are needed by students to take advantage of new technologies and assignments. Support from Library Associates has allowed us to enhance our study space to meet the need for group learning and collaboration.

How is Library Associates organized?

There will be an annual business meeting of the Library Associates in the spring to elect officers. The officers of Library Associates shall consist of a Chair and a Vice-chair/Chair-elect. The term of office is for one year. The Chair will also serve on the Library Advisory Board as an ex-officio member.