Friends of Joyner Library

The Friends of Joyner Library was established to foster the role of Joyner Library as a university and global resource. The Friends sponsor programs focused on raising awareness of the library’s resources and support fundraising activities to develop and preserve collection development and facility upgrades.

2024 Friends Annual Meeting


The Friends of Joyner Library annual meeting was held May 7, featuring J.H. Rose High School graduate and NC Broadcasters Hall of Fame member Tom Campbell as keynote speaker. Check out photos and more of the 2024 Friends Meeting from the event on library social media.

Thank You

Day of Giving Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who supported Pirate Nation Gives day 2024! Together, we raised awareness about the importance of the Friends of the Library and the impact of the library overall, totaling more than $25,000 raised by the library.

The Stacks – Friends of the Library Newsletter

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Become a Member Today

To become a member, you can join online or print out our enrollment form below and mail your payment to us. You can also choose to have your payment automatically deducted from your paycheck using the ECU Employee Payroll Deduction form.

Yearly Membership Levels:

  • ECU Students and Employees – $25
  • Individual Membership – $35
  • Family Membership – $50
  • Bronze Sponsor – $150
  • Silver Sponsor – $250
  • Gold Sponsor – $500
  • Platinum Sponsor – $750

Patrons Wall

The Wendell and Elva Smiley Patrons Wall recognizes individuals, families, clubs, and/or organizations who contribute $1,000 or more to the Friends of Joyner Library Endowment. Patrons Wall membership contributions may be made over a 3-year period. (If interested in this extended option please contact Tomeka Jernigan at or 252-328-0275). Donors giving to the Patrons Wall are honored with a permanent plaque on the library’s Patrons Wall located inside the entrance to the library.

Join Online

Friends of Joyner Library Membership Benefits

  • Borrowing privileges to Joyner Library’s circulation collections.
  • Interlibrary loan privileges
  • Invitations to special events sponsored by the library, such as speaking engagements, art shows with interpretative lectures by guest artists, and more.
  • Recognition of member generosity in library publications
  • Through an agreement with the Friends of Sheppard Memorial Library, you will receive an invitation to the Friends annual book sale members-only night.

Friends of Joyner Library Maps & Prints

You can help support the Friends of Joyner Library program by purchasing one of these prints or historic maps of North Carolina! 

Past News & Recaps: