The Friends of the Columbia Libraries
_he Friends assist the Columbia Libraries in several
direct ways: first, through their active interest in the institution and its ideals and through pro¬
moting ptiblic interest in the role of a research library; second, through gifts of books, manu¬
scripts, and other useful materials; and third, through financial contributions.
By helping preserve the intellectual accomplishment of the past, we lay the foundation for the
university of the future. This is the primary purpose of the Friends of the Columbia Libraries.
Benefits: Books & Bytes, the newsletter of the Columbia
University Libraries; special invitations to exhibitions
Benefits: Same as above, plus a subscription to Columbia
Library Columns, an illustrated journal published by
the Friends, and temporary reading privileges.
Benefits: Same as above, plus consultations with
Columbia University's librarians upon request, and
Libraries' Occasional Publications.
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Is: Same as above, plus reading privileges.*
Benefits: Same as above, plus personal tours
of the Libraries upon request.
Contribution: $10,000 and above
Benefits: Same as above, plus borrowing privileges.*
*Reading and borrowing privileges, if taken, reduce the tax
deductibility of your gift. For Sustaining Fellows and Patrons
who choose reading privileges, the tax deductible portion of
the gift is reduced by $660; for University Librarian's Circle
contributors who choose borrowing privileges, the deduct¬
ible portion of the gift is reduced by $1,200.