About CSU Libraries

The mission of CSU Libraries is to support the University's curricular, research, cultural and community service objectives by providing resources, instruction and other services that promote and enrich intellectual and personal growth and scholarship.

CSU Libraries' goals are to:

  • Contribute to the enhancement of student learning by providing library/ information resources, instruction, technology and staff in support of the University's curricular objectives.
  • Improve upon the libraries as places in order to make them vital, dynamic centers for learning.
  • Improve and increase outreach activities in order to heighten awareness and appreciation of the libraries' role and value in the academic life of the university.
  • Focus on quality in all endeavors to ensure excellence.

CSU Libraries maintains two facilities: the Schwob Memorial Library on CSU's main campus and the Music Library in the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts on the University's uptown campus. The Libraries' collections contain over 398,000 volumes, in addition to a wealth of electronic resources.

What are friends for?

  1. Friends promote CSU Libraries as the campus premier information resource and affirm their importance to Columbus State University.
  2. Friends foster interest in books, reading and libraries and enhance the image of CSU Libraries as the intellectual hub of the campus.
  3. Friends encourage gifts and bequests to further the growth and excellence of CSU Libraries.

What are the benefits of being a friend?

As a member of the Friends of CSU Libraries, you will receive:

  • Book check-out privileges
  • Special invitations to library-sponsored events, such as:
    • Faculty Research Forums
    • Banned Books Read-Outs
    • Rite of Passage Lectures
  • Subscription to Simon Says, the Libraries' newsletter and Muscogiana the Journal of the Muscogee Genealogical Society
  • The satisfaction of contributing to the quality of education and the promotion of learning

How do I become a friend?

PDF iconClick here for the Friends form

Please fill out the form and mail it along with your annual membership dues (please make checks payable to the CSU Foundation) to:

Friends of the CSU Libraries
Schwob Memorial Library
Columbus State University
4225 University Avenue
Columbus, GA 31907

Membership levels:

  • Friend: $45.00
  • Couple: $60.00
  • Sponsor: $100.00 - $249.00
  • Associate: $250.00 - $499.00
  • Patron: $500.00 - $999.00
  • Benefactor: $1,000 and up

Contact information

For information on CSU Libraries, please contact:

Alan Karass, Dean of Libraries
CSU Libraries
4225 University Avenue
Columbus, GA 31907