Become a Member of the Friends of the NC Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped


Membership Dues

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Annual memberships are affordable for almost everyone. Dues are only:

  • $10 for Individual memberships

  • $15 for Family memberships

  • $50 for Organization memberships

  • $100 for $100-Club memberships

  • $300 for Plus-Club memberships

  • $500 for Lifetime memberships (not annual)

To join or make a donation, make a check payable to FNCLBPH and send it to:

1841 Capital Boulevard
Raleigh, NC 27635

To pay online

New members: Click here if you would like to join online.
Renewals: Login to your account if you need to pay renewal dues


What Membership Means

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The birds taking flight in our logo represent the freedom patrons get with every new book, but membership in the Friends of the FNCLBPH represents a tangible path to reading independence. It’s the contributions and membership fees you provide to the Friends that help make those ideals a reality.

Each year, you will receive a letter reminding you to renew your Friends’ membership. We appreciate everyone who renews at that time. But you don’t have to wait, and you don’t have to limit your donation. Membership in the Friends is more than a duty to those who support the Library; it’s a way to show your appreciation for our services and to support the work we continue to do on behalf of patrons.

Every donation and membership fee is used to keep the birds in flight. Donations are not required to receive services from the Library, but your tax-deductible contributions allow the Library to expand its reach and create an even more satisfying experience for everyone. There are a myriad of ways to contribute. In addition to membership dues, you can send additional donations directly to the Friends or include the Friends in your will, leaving a legacy that lasts for generations.

Photo of James Benton reading a Braille book

Your membership fee helps the Friends offer services and benefits such as:

  • The DVS Movie Club

  • Braille, large print and audio books for the Library collection

  • The annual Volunteer Recognition dinner

  • Travel for staff and volunteers to do outreach for the Friends and the Library

  • Sponsorship of important outreach events such as the NCCVIB Conference and the AT Expo

  • Materials used at the library such as book boxes, clerical materials, Braill supplies and much more

  • Promotional items used at outreach events

We need each other to maintain the level of services the Library provides. Being a Friends member is one of the best ways to show how much you support and appreciate all the services from the NC Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.