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Friends of the University of Sydney Library

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Founded in 1961, Friends of the University of Sydney Library (the Friends) support the Library’s interests in the promotion and development of its scholarly resources. The Friends enjoy special access to the Library’s collections by invitation to exhibitions and events throughout the year.

Role of Friends

The role of the Friends is to assist, encourage and promote the interests of the University of Sydney Library through:

  • offering expert advice and assistance in finding rare books, manuscripts or other materials that may be of use to the Library
  • gifts of money, books and other property
  • networking to gain support for the Library’s interest and collections

Benefits

By joining the Friends you:

  • will be part of a network of like-minded people with a common interest in the work of the Library
  • will receive invitations to Library exhibitions and events
  • will be invited to periodic meetings of The Friends of the University of Sydney Library

History

Read more about the history of the Friends in John Fletcher's essay Per ardua ad libros: The Friends of the University of Sydney Library 1961-1984.