Friends of the Garnett Library members support and promote the Garnett Library of Missouri State University-West Plains. The purpose of the organization is to:
- Encourage understanding and appreciation of the importance of the college library;
- Build up a greater realization of the importance of the library to the future development of the college and the community;
- Support and cooperate with the college library in developing library services and facilities for the academic community;
- Attract bequests, endowments, gifts of books, manuscripts, money, and other appropriate materials beyond the resources of the library budget; and
- Lend legislative support where needed.