Programs & Services: Friends of the Lilly Library
The Friends of the Lilly Library was formed in 1980 to encourage understanding and appreciation of the work of the Lilly Library. The association contributes to projects beyond the Library's normal resources, such as the commissioning of the special display case for permanent exhibition of the double elephant folio of the first edition of John James Audubon's Birds of America.
The Friends of the Lilly Library have played a major role in supporting conferences and programs for the Library and also in purchasing specialized equipment, supporting conservation projects, and contributing to the acquisition of books and manuscripts. Membership is open to all those who share an interest in the Lilly Library and the goals of the Friends.
Friends receive . . .
- the Lilly Library's exhibition catalogues
- the Friends of the Lilly Library Newsletter
- a 20 percent discount on the purchase of additional copies of Lilly Library publications
- membership in the Hoosier Book Club of Indiana University Press, which extends a 20 percent discount on all IU Press books
- invitations to lectures, exhibition openings, performances, receptions, and the annual dinner meeting
Regular membership categories
Contributions may be made as a gift and registered in the recipient's name. A minimum contribution of $50 is required, but may be made in any higher amount. The recipient will enjoy all the benefits of Regular Membership.
A contribution of $50 or more made in the name of an individual will register the recipient in The Friends of the Lilly Library Memorial Fund.
A contribution of $10,000 or more will establish a separate Memorial Endowment in an individual's name. The income from this fund will be used in perpetuity for the purchase of books and manuscripts.
To join the Friends of the Lilly Library
Please make your check payable to The Friends of the Lilly Library, Indiana University Foundation and mail it to:
Friends, Lilly Library
1200 E. Seventh Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
Contributions to the Friends of the Lilly Library qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes. Persons subject to Indiana gross income tax are eligible for the Indiana Tax Credit.