Loyola · Notre Dame Library
Friends of the Loyola·Notre Dame Library
In 2008, the library completed a two-year addition and renovation project, and library patrons are now enjoying attractive new open spaces that augment the library’s rich print, electronic and reference services. The enhancements have enabled us to offer the Loyola and Notre Dame communities and our neighbors an opportunity to share further in the life and resources of the library, through the Friends of the Loyola · Notre Dame Library. The Friends enhance the library’s community through support of its collections and special events.
Past events include an entertaining and educational wine tasting conducted by Paul Lukacs, Wine Editor of Saveur and Director of Loyola’s Center for the Humanities. Friends of the Library also received early notification of the 2010 Contemporary Catholic Writers Series Lecture, featuring Colm Tóibín, as well as an invitation to join small book discussion groups where participants discussed two of Tóibín’s novels.
Friends of the Library are invited to join us for a wide variety of events in the spring of 2011. This includes “Flannery O’Connor: Letters from Andalusia,” an exhibit celebrating Flannery O’Connor’s ties to Notre Dame and the Baltimore area. The exhibit will be open during regular library hours from February 28 through April 23. A full slate of programming, including discussions of O’Connor’s writings and a screening of the film adaptation of “Wise Blood,” has been planned. For details please visit the exhibit website. We are also pleased to announce that poet and biographer Paul Mariani will be presenting the third annual lecture in the Contemporary Catholic Writers Series on April 7, 2011. Friends whose membership was current as of early March received invitations to this event. If you are a new member, details about this event can be found on the website for “Flannery O’Connor: Letters from Andalusia."
Friends are also invited to participate in the spring edition of "Books into Film", a programming initiative funded in part through a grant from the Maryland Humanities Council. Join us on March 28 for a screening of “Smoke Signals,” the film adaptation of Sherman Alexie’s “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven.” For more information on “Books into Film,” or any other programming, contact Aileen Henrickson, at (410) 617-6814 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members have borrowing privileges of more than 370,000 print volumes and access to 270,000 e-books, 115 research databases containing 42,000 electronic journal subscriptions, as well as 14,600 video and DVD titles. Members may access the services of reference librarians by phone, by email, or through live chat.
The Friends of the Loyola · Notre Dame Library are alumnae/i, faculty, students and staff, as well as members of the community who recognize the importance of promoting the role of the library within the settings of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. Please join us as we strive to enhance the work of the Loyola · Notre Dame Library . . . and have some fun along the way!
To join the friends, please download and complete the membership form. Return your form and check for dues (made out to The Loyola · Notre Dame Library, Inc.) to the Loyola · Notre Dame Library, 200 Winston Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 21212-4493, ATTN: Friends of the Library.
Details on borrowing privileges: Members of the Friends may borrow up to 10 books for 6 weeks. Only books owned by LNDL may be borrowed. Audiovisual material, such as DVDs and CDs, may be used on site, but may not be checked out. Books may not be renewed, and fines will accrue at the amount of $0.10 per day. The membership term will expire after one year. Faculty and staff of Notre Dame of Maryland University and Loyola University who choose to join the Friends will retain their current borrowing privileges as long as they remain employed by the institution.