The Friends of the Oviatt Library was founded so that members of the community might become active participants in the Library at California State University, Northridge.
Since its beginnings in 1956, CSU Northridge has rapidly grown into one of the largest universities in California. The Library has grown in size and prestige along with the campus. In order to ensure the continued quality of the Library's collection, and to extend the cultural resources of the Library into the community, the Friends of the Oviatt Library group has been established.
The Friends is a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and enhancing the resources of the Oviatt Library.
Among many other activities, the Friends sponsor cultural programs, organize fund-raising events, hold book sales, support volunteer activities and encourage gifts and endowments.
You are also cordially invited to join us in the Friends Bookstore (first floor of the West Wing) every Wednesday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for coffee and cookies. It's an opportunity to visit with fellow members and to welcome potential new members while browsing among the many books and other articles we have available for purchase in the store.
Volunteers are needed for a variety of Friends activities. Including working in the Friends Bookstore, with the Gift Book Program, and at book sales.
Contact the Friends Office at (818) 677-2638 to sign up.
Joining the Friends of the Library at the level of General Member or above will entitle you to special Library privileges*. You will also receive invitations to Library events and meet other community members who share your interest in books and knowledge, and in your commitment to the improvement of the community's cultural resources.
More importantly, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that your membership contribution is being used to buy books and other materials, to purchase needed equipment, to sponsor exhibits, and to provide cultural programming.
Your membership helps the Library remain strong and vital. Become a member of the Friends today! Please join us. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
* Please note: there are some restrictions to Library access with a member's Library Card (http://library.csun.edu/Services/LibraryResourcesUse#restrict)