Fast Facts

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Our members are both men and women who share a passion for lifelong learning and for the mission of Brandeis University. Most BNC members continue their education through learning opportunities created by Brandeis faculty.


Founded in 1948, the same year as Brandeis University, the BNC provides financial support for Brandeis and its libraries

The BNC is the largest friends-of-a-library group in the world, with 21,000 members nationwide. The organization has contributed more than $141 million to Brandeis University while providing unique programming for its members.


The funds support student scholarships, science research and the expansion of the Brandeis Libraries. This includes the acquisition of books, research journals, restoration and preservation, and development of information technology.

Brandeis National Committee chapters are located nationwide. Join us today!