In addition to supporting the libraries' educational endeavors, you can enjoy a range of library programs and events. Friends can attend:

  • The FURL annual meeting and dinner. Share a gourmet meal with companions who share your passion for Rochester’s libraries. Plus, there’s usually a fascinating guest speaker! 
  • The holiday reading. In early December, Friends gather to listen to selected readings and very talented musicians with great snacks. 
  • The Neilly Author Series and all other University lectures open to the public, featuring a wide range of fascinating topics, such as the space race, mambo, modern mourning, Mt. Everest, or AIDS. 
  • Periodic programs, such as receptions at library exhibitions and tours.


You can join the Friends of the UR Libraries by making your membership gift online, or you may print the membership application and send in a check.

Print membership application

Make your membership gift online