Library Open House

Open House at Gig'em Week

Starting in 2015 the Friends became the proud supporters of Open House, the Libraries’ signature event during Gig ‘Em Week. In fall 2015 more than 4300 new and returning students were welcomed to the Evans Library with pizza, t-shirts, information and giveaways.

Mapping Historic Aggieland

Mapping Aggieland map

Former Students and others can revisit Aggieland as they knew it during their student years and even earlier, thanks to the Map & GIS Library. The unit has created a digital exhibit highlighting campus sites and early life at Texas A&M.

“Mapping Historic Aggieland” is an interactive digital collection that features historical maps and aerial photos of campus, along with historical photos of campus buildings. The earliest map in the exhibit from 1919 captures cattle pastures and cropland where the Quad is now located.

Friends plaza

Friends Plaza Pavers

Add a paver to the Friends Plaza to beautify Texas A&M University’s main pedestrian walkway. This popular spot attracts students, faculty, and visitors for casual lunch, reading or a quiet moment. Located between Evans Library and Cushing Memorial Library and Archives in the Nagle St. cul-de-sac, the space features greenery and benches.

Donors can contribute pavers to honor or memorialize family and friends, especially on birthdays, graduations or anniversaries. Names of honorees will be inscribed on brick pavers.

Ways the Friends support the libraries

  • Longevity Awards — presented annually to faculty and staff recognizing years of service at the Libraries
  • Book History Workshop — support provided as requested for this annual workshop in fine printing techniques which draws participants across the nation
  • Exhibits and catalogs — funding provided for catalogs, exhibits and display cases as requested
  • Collections — support provided for the acquisition and preservation of rare collections upon request

our gifts

    Gifts to the Friends support:
  • Collection building and preservation
  • Exhibits and catalogs
  • Staff awards and scholarships
  • Special projects


Adelle Hedleston
Development Manager