The Friends of the Library welcome all students, faculty members, alumnae, Lynchburg and Amherst citizens, and anyone else interested in our mission to support one of the largest undergraduate collections in the state.
Are you a faraway bibliophile or introverted local who desires to interact solely via the Internet? Do you live nearby and want to join us for interesting talks twice a year (in addition to the use of our collections)? Then please click here to learn more about Membership and join FOL online!
The Library Gazette:
Dying to know what's the hub-bub at the renovated Mary Helen Cochran Library? Please click here to view our library's beautiful publication archives!
Nicole Basbanes Student Book Collection Contest:
Are you a current student at Sweet Briar College who has a secret (or totally public!) obsession with collecting certain types of books? We're here for you, and we've created the perfect outlet for your obsession. Come join others of your persuasion by clicking here.
The Friends of the Library was created through the efforts of Anne Pannell the President of Sweet Briar College in the Spring of 1966. Through the efforts of the FOL, Mary Helen Cochran Library's collection is constantly evolving and meeting the needs of its faculty, students, and wider community. We invite you to join Friends of the Library so that you, too, can have a hand in one of the more influential organizations on campus!
The first annual meeting of the Friends was held on April 26, 1967 with 194 members. Elizabeth Perkins Prothro '39 was the first chairman, Mr. C. Waller Barrett, vice-chairman, Mr. Peter V. Daniel, treasurer and the college librarian, secretary. The membership included alumnae, students, faculty, staff members, parents and others. Please join us!