Supporting the University Library since 1987
As UTEP moves toward becoming a national research university with a 21st Century student demographic, the resources that the University Library provides must continue to facilitate student success, provide access to research materials for faculty, and house documents on the history of our region and its principal players.
The FRIENDS of the University Library provides the Library with support and assistance in reaching these goals. An example being the Friends of the University Library Special Colllections Endowment Fund, established to support the programs and operations of the C. L. Sonnichsen Special Collections department.
The Library plays many roles on campus, and in the community.
Ten Reasons to support the University Library:
Be a part of UTEP’s increasing success by joining the Friends of the University Library, an important means of supporting UTEP and the community it serves.
The University Library: Gateway to Success and More
The UTEP Library, with its stunning Bhutanese architecture, offers the university family and the community a wealth of resources for study and research.
Inside this beautiful building, the light and airy atrium proudly displays “Four Friends,” a “thangkha” or a Buddhist banner UTEP received as a gift from the kingdom of Bhutan. There is also original artwork by renowned El Paso artists Tom Lea, Jose Cisneros, and Luis Jimenez.
The Library is a local source for government documents and the C. L. Sonnichsen Special Collections Department is a Texas State Historical Resources depository.
On the premises, or through the Library’s website, libraryweb.utep.edu, faculty, staff, and students have access to the necessary materials, connecting to cutting-edge research and information from the most respected scholars.
Join the Friends of the University Library
As a member of FRIENDS of the University Library you will receive a library card, invitations to special receptions and exhibit openings, advance notice of lectures and programs, and the chance to meet people who share your support of making the Library and the University a place of success for our students and community. The membership form is contained in this brochure (download Acrobat Reader).
Membership levels: ___ $1,000 ___$ 500 ___ $250 ___$100 ___$50 or $___Other.
Please make check payable to "UTEP" and specify "Library Friends" in memo line. Mail to:
Kelly Hall, 7th Fl.
500 W. University Ave.
El Paso, TX 79968-0524
Contact: Development Office, Kelly Hall Room 7th Floor, phone number: (915) 747-8533
Online giving is available at http://givingto.utep.edu.
Friends contact person: Lydia Limas, (915)747-6720, Email: email@example.com
Library Administration Services Ofc., Rm. 316,
500 West University,
El Paso, TX 79968-0582
Main Phone: (915) 747-5683
Fax: (915) 747-5345