Friends of Harrison Libraries

The Friends of Harrison Libraries are a group of strong supporters of the University of Hartford’s W.H. Mortensen Library and the Mildred P. Allen Library for Music and Dance, and are the driving force behind many of the recent remarkable renovations and improvements made to the libraries’ structure and resources. Like you, they believe that strong libraries make strong institutions and help drive the intellectual life and creativity of the University and the local community.

Why Your Friends Membership is Needed

Your membership strengthens the Libraries and the University by helping us to:

  • Invest in leading-edge technologies, a hallmark of the best academic libraries
  • Acquire print and electronic materials essential to research
  • Offer innovative programs that bring scholarly and creative work audiences
  • Expand our efforts to connect with the local community and the role in region’s educational and cultural life
  • Prepare our future leaders, scientists, teachers, and health professionals by attracting and retaining the best educators and students

Benefits of Your Friends Membership

As a Friend, you will play a key role in securing a strong future for the Harrison Libraries and enjoy a special relationship with the Libraries through a variety of invitation-only cultural, educational, and social events throughout the year. To learn more about the Friends of the Harrison Libraries, email Nick Wharton, interim director, Harrison Libraries, at

Become a Friend

You can become a Friend of the Harrison Libraries—and a champion for life-long learning—by making a $250 annual contribution.

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