The Friends of the Goucher College Library are alumnae/i, faculty, students, library staff, and others who enjoy a common bond: a passion for communicating the importance of the library within the intellectual setting of Goucher College.

The purpose of the Friends of the Library is to generate goodwill for the library, as well as to promote the role of the library within the college community. The Friends present a variety of programs and events, as well as serve as advocates for the library.

Donations to the Friends provide direct financial support to the library and may be made online at

Contributions from the Friends have allowed the library to provide access to many digital collections that would not otherwise be affordable such as the digital archives of the Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Afro-American, and the Early American Imprints database of newspapers, broadsides and other original source materials. Friends gifts also helped equip the library conservation lab in the Athenaeum, and sponsored the naming of a group study room in the library.  And thanks to Friends' support, the library has been able to add the Mango Language Learning system and the LibGuides platform that powers our online research guides for the various academic disciplines.

The Friends also support the annual Julia Rogers Research Prize, which honors Goucher students for outstanding work using library resources, and the Student International Purchasing Program that provides funds for students studying abroad to purchase materials for the library from their host countries.

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