THE FRIENDS OF THE
The Friends assist the Columbia Libraries in several direct ways: first, through their active interest
in the institution and its ideals and through promoting public interest in the role of a research
library; second, through gifts of books, manuscripts, and other useful materials; and third, throtigh
By helping preserve the intellectual accomplishment of the past, we lay the fotmdation for the
university of the future. This is the primary purpose of the Friends of the C'olmnbia Libraries.
Benefits: Books &" Bytes, the newsletter of the
Columbia University Libraries; special invita¬
tions to exhibitions and receptions.
Erie n d s
Benefits: Same as above, plus a subsciiption to
Columbia Library Columns and temporan" read¬
Benefits: Same as above, plus consultations with
Columbia University's librarians upon request,
and Libraries' Occasional Ptiblications.
Benefits: Same as above, plus reading privileges.*
Benefits: Same as above, plus personal tours of
the Libraries upon request.
University Librarian's Circle
Contribution: $10,000 and above
Benefits: Same as above, plus borrowing privi¬
* Reading and borrowing privileges, if taken, reduce the
tax deductibility of your gift. For Sustaining Fellows and
Patrons who choose reading privileges, the tax de-
ducdble poruon of the gift is reduced by $660; for
University Librarian's Circle contributors who choose
borrowing privileges, the deductible portion of lhe gift is
reduced by $1,200.