Dover Library

About the Friends

Friends of the Library are alumni, community members, and others in the Gardner-Webb University family who support the mission of the John R. Dover Memorial Library. Funding and support from the Friends helps us sponsor author events, fund technology and building improvements, and foster life-long learning for our students and local community.

Members can contribute through annual dues, special gifts and endowments, and participation in events. The Friends of the Library plans to host around two events per year.

Please fill out the following membership application form. You may fill out the form online or download a printable brochure. Checks can be made payable to Dover Library.

Mailing Information

Friends of Dover Library
PO Box 836
Gardner-Webb University
Boiling Springs, NC 28017

Member Benefits

  • Borrow books and DVDs from the Dover Library, including current bestsellers, children’s books, feature films, and documentaries.
  • Access genealogical collections, academic journals, foreign language learning programs, and local, national, and historic newspapers.
  • Receive invitations to programming and events, such as author talks, gallery openings, fundraising dinners, and book sales.
  • Contribute to student success by enhancing library services, resources, and programs.
  • Receive Friends of the Library newsletters.
  • Access the University Archives Digital Collection, which includes The Pilot student newspaper (1941 – 2010), yearbooks, university history, the Fay Webb Gardner Collection, local church histories, and more.

What You Support

  • Student success and lifelong learning
  • Diverse cultural experiences, author events, and community engagement
  • Preservation and digitization of University Archives, genealogical, and local history collections
  • Community engagement and meeting space opportunities
  • Renovation of the Dover Library to meet student and community needs