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Friends of the Library

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Become a Friend of the Library

Your membership helps Hunter Library provide:

  • Welcoming, comfortable and engaging spaces
  • Services and collections for WCU and the Community
  • Programs and Research Opportunities
  • Student Engagement and Enrichment Activities

Membership Categories, Benefits, and Giving Levels

Regular Individual Membership

Cost: $35 (annually)
$100 (3 years)
$750 (“lifetime” membership of 30 years)

Regular members receive the following benefits:
  • Borrow up to 15 physical items (books, media, etc.) at a time.
  • Invitations to at least 2 in-person events exclusively available to members each year.
  • Use of reservable and first-come library spaces (Scholar Studio, Virtual Reality Room,
    and individual and group study rooms).
  • In-library access to electronic resources including databases, e-journals, ebooks,
    streaming film collections, and more.
  • 10% discount on all purchases at the City Lights Book Store in Sylva, NC. (must present
    a current membership card)
  • Opportunities to purchase FOHL merchandise at your own cost from a third-party
  • 3-Year Members and Lifetime members also receive a free annual parking pass upon
    request each year, for use when visiting Hunter Library.
  • 3-Year members and Lifetime members also receive invitations to special “self pay” field
    trips and events. (museum exhibits, festivals, dining experiences, behind-the-scenes
    tours, outdoor adventures, etc.)

WCU Current Student Membership (currently enrolled WCU students only)

Cost: $10 (must be renewed annually; no multi-year memberships at this rate)

In addition to all of the benefits of Regular Membership, student members receive:
  • Priority booking for access and use of the current Virtual Reality Room, and the (coming
    soon) Gaming Hub space within Hunter Library, during hours reserved exclusively for
    FOHL student members.
  • Invitation to a nourishing student meal each semester during Finals Week.

Recent WCU Graduates Membership (graduated within the past 5 years)

Cost: $25 (must be renewed annually, no multi-year memberships at this rate)

This level of membership provides all benefits of Regular Membership, but at a discounted
rate for recent WCU graduates.

Sustaining Membership

Cost: Annual Gift of $500 or more

In addition to all of the benefits of of Regular Membership, Sustaining Members receive:
  • Special recognition at FOHL events.
  • Free annual parking pass upon request each year, for use when visiting Hunter Library.
  • A free FOHL branded collectible such as a t-shirt, coffee mug, etc.
  • Special invitations to two additional “Receptions With The Dean” events per year.
  • Special invitations to occasional “self pay” group outings to local and regional events
    (museum exhibits, festivals, dining experiences, etc.)
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