Friends of the Library
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 of the Library Fund provide direct financial support to the library.
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
The Friends also support the annual Julia Rogers Research Prize, which honors Goucher students for outstanding work using library resources.