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Friends of Catawba College Library

The Friends organization exists for the sole purpose of supporting and nurturing Catawba's Corriher-Linn-Black Library.


Membership is open to anyone, at least 16 years old with a valid ID (NC driver's license preferred), who wishes to support Catawba's library. Individuals may join by either purchasing a book online via the Amazon Wish List Project or by paying an annual membership fee.

Membership Fees

Currently membership costs $20.00 for individuals and $50.00 for businesses or organizations.

Membership Benefits:

Friends of the Library are entitled to the following benefits.

  • Library Borrowing Privileges - Checkout up to 10 items.
  • Limited Interlibrary Loan Services
  • Internet and Computer Access
  • Special Seating at annual Brady Author's Symposium
  • Invitations to Special Events
  • Newsletter
  • Invitation to the Annual Meeting

Amazon Wish List Fundraising Drive

In an attempt to expand the Friends membership and strengthen the library's book collection, we have launched an Amazon Wish List fund-raising drive. The drive's goal is to take some immediate steps to improve the library's holdings -- all without exceeding our annual budget or contributing to the raising of student tuition.

Ordering Items on Our Amazon Wish List

Working closely with faculty, the librarians at Catawba have created a list of discipline-specific titles. Anyone who wishes to purchase a book for the library can select a subject area from the list below. Once you've chosen a subject area, you'll be able to choose a book on the wish list and purchase it for the library.

NOTE: Please include a gift message so we'll know who to thank. You may include this message do this during the checkout process on the Amazon website.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What happens after you've selected and purchased a book on the Catawba College Library Wish List?
    • Amazon will ship your donation to the library. Once your book arrives at the library, we will attach a commemorative bookplate to your donation acknowledging your gift to the library. You will be enrolled as a Friend of the Library and note your tax-deductible gift to the college.

  • Can I order more than one book at a time?
    • Yes, you may order more than a single book at a time, and you can make subsequent orders.

  • Can I order from a book store instead of Amazon?
    • Absolutely! Here's how you can make that work. Using our Amazon Wish List as your guide, choose a book from the list, purchase it at your any book store, and ask the store (or you may do this yourself, if you wish) to send the book directly to the library at the address below.

  • Can I contribute in ways other than buying a book on the Amazon wish list?
    • Of course! Individuals who would rather donate money may do so by sending a check directly to the Corriher Linn Black Library. Make your check or money order out specifically to Catawba College with a note indicating that the money is to be used for the Friends of the Library. Financial donations truly benefit the library as an anonymous donor has volunteered to match, dollar for dollar, any direct cash contributions to the Friends of the Library. Be sure to mail your donation to the address below:

  • Friends of the Library Mailing Address:
    • Friends of the Library
    • Corriher-Linn-Black Library
    • 2300 West Innes Street
    • Salisbury, NC 28144

  • What if I have additional questions?
    • If you've another question that we haven't answered, you may contact Steve McKinzie, Director of the Library: at 704-637-4449 or