Throughout the years, many generous interns, volunteers, donors, and Friends of the Libraries have given time, effort, and donations to the Libraries. If you would like to support the Libraries, there are many ways to do so.
The Friends of the Ryerson & Burnham Libraries was formed in 1983 to bring together collectors and enthusiasts of books, libraries and scholarship, and encourage private book collecting.
The Friends foster interest in and support for The Ryerson & Burnham Libraries and its programs—acquisitions, conservation/preservation, exhibitions and publications—and attract gifts and bequests to strengthen the research collections of the Libraries.
Member Activities Include:
Previews of books exhibitions with related lectures
Special viewing of the rare book collections and archives
Behind the scenes tours of the Libraries
Programs on conservation and preservation
Visits to special collections in Chicago
Please contact the Ryerson & Burnham Libraries Office at (312) 443-3671 or complete the attached form.
Details for summer events coming soon.
Donations of books, serials, and archival materials are gratefully received by the Libraries. Donations made in memoriam will be acknowledged with a special bookplate.
To discuss a donation, please contact the Libraries Office at (312) 443-3671.
Internships are offered by the Libraries and enable students to gain first-hand experience in their areas of interest or study. Find information about upcoming internship opportunities on the museum's general internship page.
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