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Friends of High Library

The resources of the High Library are available for use by visitors in the building.  The collection includes general circulating materials, reference items, current and archival periodicals, databases, microforms, CDs, videos and DVDs.  The library also houses Church of the Brethren and Elizabethtown College’s archives.

All of the library’s collections are available for guests in the library.  If you would like to check out library materials, we invite you to become a Friend of the High Library.  For an annual $20. membership fee, you can check out the library’s circulating materials and have in-house access to other library resources.

To get a membership card, present your current driver’s license at the library circulation desk, along with cash or check (payable to ‘Elizabethtown College’).   The membership will begin immediately and continues for one year from date of issue.  Cards can be issued to high school students who are 16 and older.

Guests and Friends of the High Library have limited access to the library computers but can have access to College’s wireless network. Information on connecting to the wireless network is available at the circulation desk. 


Borrowing Policy for Friends of Library

Circulating materials are checked out at the Library's circulation desk using your membership card

Books, records, CDs and scores can be borrowed for 60 days.

Videos and DVDs have a loan period of two weeks.

A maximum of eight items can be checked out at a time.

Items may not be renewed.

Overdue fines on all materials are $0.50 per day. 

Unpaid fines will result in a suspension of borrowing privileges.


Computer & Wireless Access for Friends of the Library

Computer Use

  • There is 1 computer workstation available to members of the public to support learning and academic research through the library's online collections and databases
  • To access the computer, guests must register for a log-in at the Circulation Desk
  • Registering for a log-in requires a valid photo ID
  • Guest log-ins expire after 30 days

Wireless Networks

  • Guests may register their own devices on the guest wireless network
  • Registered devices can access the network for 72 hours

Printing & Photocopying for Friends of the Library

Printing & Photocopying

  • Printing & Photocopying cost $0.10 per page, payable at the Circulation Desk
  • Printing is available from the public workstation only
  • To access the photocopier, please see a Library Staff member

Programs and Services

Your Friends of the High Library (FOHL) membership supported programs and services through the library in the following ways:

  • Provided a gift for incoming first year students in the Fall semester.  Previous years' gifts include a highlighter set, small book with sticky notes and a dry erase board. 
  • Assisted in the purchase of special DVDs used to preserve library's archival materials.
  • Benefited the community by bringing films and speakers to campus.
  • Lectures and book readings by the College's professors were held in the library and sponsored by Friends of the Library.