Missouri State University - West Plains

Friends of the Garnett Library

Formed in 1992 shortly after the opening of the Garnett Library, the Friends organization is a valuable link between the community and the University in helping to raise awareness of the services offered by the library and its needs. Members work diligently to ensure shelves are filled with current publications as well as keeping computerized instructional equipment updated to assist students with learning and faculty with teaching.

Times are Changing

A new era of learning is sweeping the nation -- collaborative, life-long learning and online research. Libraries of the future will continue to be the heart of the University--they will simply function in a different way--less hushed voices, more technology and more active learning.

Friends members are working to launch Garnett Library into this new era by creating an environment that stimulates and paves the way for research and learning. This updating will be completed in three phases. Phase 1 includes installing compact shelving, increasing electrical and Internet access and creating collaborative learning centers. Under Phase 2, the reference and circulation desks will undergo structural changes. Development of the mezzanine will complete the update during Phase 3.

Please help by pledging your support or making a donation to the Friends of the Garnett Library.  A link to make a secure online gift through the MSU Foundation is provided below.  Select the 'Friends of the Garnett Library' option to make your gift to this project.

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