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Friends of the Ralph M. Besse Library

Who are the Friends?

  • Friends of the Ralph M. Besse Library was established in 1985 and is governed by an elected board.
  • Friends is supported by a strong membership.
  • Friends support the Ralph M. Besse Library on the Ursuline College campus.

What are the Friends for?

  • Friends provide financial support to supplement the Library's budget through special programs and events:
    • Book sales
    • Theater parties
    • Tours
    • Lectures
    • Special presentations
  • Friends promote community understanding of the Library and its many resources.
  • Friends encourage involvement in the Library through Friends membership and active participation in the following committees:
    • Program
    • Membership
    • Book Sale
    • Fund Raising

Why join the Friends?

  • Support a vital college/community asset
  • Enjoy use of the Library's extensive resources
  • Receive invitations to all special Friends events
  • Exclusive preview of all book sales
  • Opportunity to participate on Friends Library Board

How do I join?

Memberships are valid for one calendar year beginning in January.
All contributions are tax deductible.


$5 Ursuline Student
$25 Regular
$35 Sponsor
$50 Contributing
$100 Patron
$500 Sustaining
$1000 Life (one-time fee)
Corporate minimum $200

Mail your check to:

Friends of the Ralph M. Besse Library
Ursuline College
2550 Lander Road
Pepper Pike, Ohio 44124

For more information call: