Friends of the Library

About Us

Friends of Lane Library is a nonprofit group committed to improving Lane Library as the nexus of information resources for Ripon College.

Our Goals

  • Provide access to quality information resources to support the curriculum of Ripon College.
  • Provide comfortable and inviting spaces for student learning and interaction.
  • Create lifelong learners by teaching information literacy skills as a part of classes and reference services.

Join Us

Your membership fees and donations enable us to grow the Friends of Lane Library endowment. Funds from this endowment are used each year for projects around the library and to bring in authors to speak at our Spring Friends of Lane Library meeting. Check out the pictures of completed projects and speakers at Friends’ meetings above!

Benefits of Membership

  • Check-out privileges for Lane Library’s circulating collections
  • Access to small group meeting rooms (6-8 people)
  • One-on-one reference assistance
  • Wireless internet access
  • Invitation to annual Friends meeting, featuring Wisconsin authors
  • Semi-annual Friends newsletter
  • Early access to library book sales
Annual Membership Categories
Patron $100
Contributor $250
Sustainer $500
Innovator $1,000
Visionary $2,500
Benefactor $5,000
Life Endowment Founder $25,000

How to Join

  • Make a gift online. (Please specify “Gift Designation” as Friends of Lane Library)
  • Call our toll-free gift line at (877)231-0455.
  • Mail a check to:Ripon College
    c/o Advancement Office
    P.O. Box 248
    Ripon, WI 54971

Please designate that your donation is for Friends of Lane Library.

Support Us

Additional ways to support Friends of Lane Library:

  • Purchase a book off of our Amazon wishlist.
  • Donate used books for our annual book sale. The sale takes place in the South Reading Room of Lane Library from March 31 – April 4 during regular library hours.

Contact Andrew Prellwitz to learn more.

Physical Address: 300 W. Seward St. Ripon, WI
Mailing Address: PO Box 248 Ripon, WI 54971-0248
Email: adminfo@ripon.edu
Phone: 800-947-4766
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