Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Memorial Library was formed in 1994 to support The University of Scranton’s Library and provide resources, services, and cultural outreach to the Northeastern Pennsylvania community. The Weinberg Memorial Library endeavors to develop a comprehensive collection that meets the academic and scholarly needs of our students and faculty, as well as provide services and resources to our local community, including archival, historical, reference, and popular materials. As a Catholic and Jesuit University, the Weinberg Memorial Library remains a free resource for community schools and the public at-large.

The Friends of the Library have supported these efforts by building an Endowment that grows with each new member, renewed membership, and generous donation to the Friends. Earnings from the Friends’ Endowment go toward annual purchases for the Library's collections, sponsorship of programs of interest to the community, and improvements to the Library. 

Friends have enjoyed fellowship with those who value the importance of libraries, cultural enrichment, lifelong learning, and the advancement of knowledge. Furthermore, Friends play an important role in supporting the community and helping The University of Scranton and the Weinberg Memorial Library strive for excellence.

We are indebted greatly to all of the Friends of the Library members and many volunteers who have worked tirelessly to achieve the organization’s countless successes, including the Royden B. Davis, S.J., Distinguished Author Award, the Ann Moskovitz Leaves of Class Raffle, and the Annual Book Sale.

The Royden B. Davis, S.J., Distinguished Author Award aims to reach the hearts of book lovers in our community and to provide a glimpse into the innermost hearts of writers. The Friends of the Library recognize and honor the work of fiction or nonfiction authors and invite authors to our campus to share their literary pursuits and impressions with our academic community and our friends in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

The Ann Moskovitz Leaves of Class Raffle is a multi-drawing raffle with incredible prizes contributed by local businesses and gifted from Friends Board Members and volunteers. The raffle, named in honor of Friends President Emerita Ann Moskovitz, is a fantastic opportunity to potentially win prizes from area businesses while simultaneously supporting the Friends’ worthwhile efforts.

The Friends’ Annual Book Sale is a Northeast Pennsylvania tradition where book donations to the Weinberg Memorial Library can find a new home. Held annually in the last full weekend of April, the Library’s beautiful Heritage Room will be filled books of all types for sale at bargain bin prices. Friends’ members have access to the special preview sale before the book sale opens to the public.

Please become a member of The University of Scranton’s Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library to help sustain and grow the Library’s positive impact on the community.

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George J. Aulisio,
Dean of the Weinberg Memorial Library