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The library connects us with the insight and knowledge, painfully extracted from Nature, of the greatest minds that ever were, with the best teachers, drawn from the entire planet and from all our history, to instruct us without tiring, and to inspire us to make our own contribution to the collective knowledge of the human species. - Carl Sagan

Lovejoy Library

The Friends of Lovejoy Library have provided continuous support to Lovejoy Library since 1965.

Throughout their history, the Friends have contributed significantly to the quality of Library programs by purchasing books, materials, and equipment to enhance the collections. Lovejoy Library, SIUE, and the larger community it serves have benefited greatly from the dedication of Friends' volunteers and the generosity of the members of the Friends of Lovejoy Library.

The Friends of Lovejoy Library were nationally recognized in 1991 and 1995 as the top academic friends' group in the country by, Friends of Libraries U.S.A., a consortium of library Friends organizations.

The Friends have contributed over $3 million to enhance Library collections, equipment, and programs. The group has established 37 endowments, totaling over $1 million, which support various collections and programs for Lovejoy Library.

Join Us! Membership in the Friends is open to anyone who wishes to help strengthen the collections of Lovejoy Library. Your support will directly benefit the students of SIUE. Information about levels of membership and how one may make a contribution to the library can be found by calling the phone number below or Email:

Friends of Lovejoy Library
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Campus Box 1063
Edwardsville, IL 62026-3100
Phone: 618-650-2730 Fax: 618-650-2717

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