Become a Friend

The Friends of the TCU Library is an organization dedicated to promoting and enriching the resources, services and operations of the Mary Couts Burnett Library. Since its founding in 1972, the Friends of the Library have been committed to helping the library maintain excellence by providing funds for reference materials, books, rare books and much-needed support for equipment. Be part of our efforts to build up a greater realization of the importance of the library to the future development of TCU by becoming part of our growing membership.

Enjoy the many benefits available to members:

  • Invitations to all Friends of the TCU Library events
  • Announcements for library exhibits, special events and lectures
  • Library borrowing privileges at the Horned Frog Graduate level and higher
  • Insider information through the TCU Library Windows newsletter
  • Small gift for new members

Benefits and Membership Levels

Horned Frog Graduate

$25 minimum

  • For supporters in their 20s

TCU Parent

$50 minimum

  • For parents of TCU students


$100 minimum

  • Library borrowing privileges


$250 minimum

  • All previous benefits and name recognition in the Windows newsletter


$500 minimum

  • Interlibrary loan privileges and all previous benefits

Life Member

$2,000 minimum

  • Access to library databases, selection dependent on vendor license agreements, an engraved name plate displayed in the library’s administrative suite and all previous benefits

Join the Friends

The membership year is June 1 — May 31. Membership allows full access to the TCU Library during visitor hours.

As a Friend of the TCU Library cardholder, you agree to abide by the regulations of the TCU Library. There is a 10 book checkout limit, and a 28-day loan period, or until the end of the Friends membership year on May 31, whichever is shorter. You agree to use your library card to check out materials, and to pay any fines or charges incurred. There is a $10 replacement charge for lost cards.

Contact Shelda Dean via email at or call 817-257-6109

To pay via credit or debit card:

To pay via check:

Download and fill out this membership form (PDF). Return it with your payment to:

Friends of the TCU Library
TCU Box 298400
Fort Worth TX 76129

Upcoming Events

Make a Gift

Via credit or debit card:

Via check:

Friends of the TCU Library
TCU Box 298400
Fort Worth TX 76129


Contact Shelda Dean
via email:
via phone: 817-257-6109