Friends of Murray Library at Messiah College was formed in 1993 for the following purposes:

  • To stimulate interest in the collections and facilities of Murray Library.
  • To provide an opportunity for those interested in the library to participate in exhibits, programs, and volunteer activities.
  • To attract gifts of books, manuscripts, and other materials for the library's enrichment.
  • To encourage and receive financial contributions for needs beyond the library budget, such as building special collections.

Each of Murray Library's four special collections traces its beginning to Friends of Murray Library.

    • Artists' Books 
    • Ruth E. Engle Memorial Collection of Children's Book Illustration 
    • Canadian Literature 
    • W. Jim Neidhardt Collection on Religion and Science


Submissions from 2012


A Selection of Artists' Books from Murray Library's Special Collections, Murray Library

Submissions from 2011


Brochure for Friends of Murray Library, Murray Library

Submissions from 2006


Portfolio of Ruth E. Engle Memorial Collection of Children’s Book Illustration, Murray Library