Friends' Council

The Friends’ Council of the Atlanta University Center (AUC) Robert W. Woodruff Library is a diverse group of advocates who passionately support the AUC Woodruff Library. We sponsor community engagement activities in which we share the story of the Library to build awareness and help it reach greater success.

Our Mission

Through its membership and strategic partnering, the Friends’ Council:

  • Strengthens and supports initiatives that provide opportunities for individuals to
    explore their common interests in the information, literary and cultural activities of the AUC Woodruff Library
  • Encourages gifts and bequests
  • Assists in special projects
  • Aids in the development of Library special collections

Membership Types and Benefits

Student – $20

Invitation to events, receipt of newsletter, voting privilege in the annual membership meeting

Regular – $40

All of the above, receipt of reports, extended building access to library resources

Patron – $150

All of the above, limited book borrowing privileges, listing in library publications, personalized bookplate

Lifetime (Individual) – $500
All of the above, space reservation privileges, ex-officio member of the Friends’ Council Executive Committee

Donor (Corporate or non-profit) – $1000 or more
All of the above

Student, Regular, and Patron memberships must be renewed annually, with the beginning of the Library’s fiscal year on July 1. Membership fees are tax deductible, with all proceeds used by the Friends’ Council to support AUC Woodruff Library programs.

Come join us! 

The Friends' Council is a diverse group of volunteers with a wide range of talents, areas of influence and community activism. We are looking for new members with insight, expertise and enthusiasm to contribute. For questions or more information, please contact

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