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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.

Membership benefits

Friends receive . . .

Membership categories

Regular membership categories

Student   $25
Individual   $50
Sustainer   $100
Patron   $250
Benefactor/Corporate   $500
Fellow   $1,000

Gift memberships

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
Indiana University
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.

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Last updated: 24 March 2014

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