The CWU Friends of the Library (FOL), established in 1961, helps to ensure that the library remains a vital part of Central Washington University. Our annual newsletters and meetings keep you informed of library events.

Our primary purpose is to raise funds for library acquisitions: books, journals, recordings, musical scores, films, maps, electronic databases. Each fall, the Friends conduct a two-day booksale on the Ellensburg campus. The Friends of the Brooks Library Endowment Fund receives the monies raised by the sale and other events.

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Book Sale

Each fall, the Friends conduct a two-day booksale on the Ellensburg campus. The Friends of the Brooks Library Endowment Fund receives the monies raised by the sale and other events.

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Library Benches

In the fall of 2016 the Brooks family and the Friends of the Library collaborated to design and donate two benches to the Brooks Library. The benches were created by local metalsmith and CWU alum Jerry Bement of J. Dub’s. They feature the CWU logo and silhouettes of people reading.

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Gala

Each spring the Brooks Library hosts an annual Gala and Silent Auction, with live music, swing dancing, art exhibits, refreshments, and more.