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Willis N. Hackney Library

Library Information

  • Memberships must be renewed annually and members must be at least 18 years of age to join.
  • Friends of Hackney Library memberships last from July 1st - June 30th
  • Membership applications are available:
    • Online: payable by credit card
    • By paper form available at the library: payable by cash or check.

Annual Signature Level memberships (simultaneous membership in all three Barton Friends organizations: Friends of Hackney Library, Friends of Visual Arts, and the Barton-Wilson Symphony) are also available. For more information about signature level memberships or other membership opportunities, please contact Jessica Tyson, Office of Institutional Advancement, at (252) 399-6381.

Membership Levels

  • Benefactor - $5,000
  • Philanthropist - $2,500
  • Sustainer - $1,000
  • Patron - $500
  • Advocate - $250
  • Donor - $100
  • Family - $50
  • Friend - $25

Upcoming Friends Events

Friends of Hackney Library

The Barton College Friends of Hackney Library organization was established to help support the Library in developing its collection and to provide a means for members of the community to borrow from the library's collection.


Friends of Hackney Library members receive several benefits, including...

Borrowing Privileges
  • Check out up to 10 items at a time
  • 4 week checkout period
  • 2 renewals
  • Library Use Only
    • Reference
    • Periodicals
  • Non-circulating Materials
    • Laptops/Equipment

Computer privileges and printing services are currently limited to Barton faculty, students, and staff due to limited availability of computers.

Computer Privileges 
  • Hackney Library has 2 available public access computers. These computers are only available if they are not in use by Barton students at the time of the request for use--Barton students' use takes first priority
  • Patrons must present a valid picture ID and register on a list at the reference desk with their name, address, time, and date logged on the computer. (This registration information is kept confidential, although it is subject to the United States Patriot Act.)
  • Friends are allowed 2 hours of computer use per day. Additional time is allowed pending the approval of the on-duty reference librarian
  • During final exams, there is no public access to the library's computers.
  • Users under the age of 18 searching Internet sites other than through the library web page are asked to be in the company of their parent or guardian.
  • Printing
    • Black and white printouts are 25¢ per page
    • Color printouts are 50¢ per page
Interlibrary Loan Privileges
  • Friends of Hackney Library enjoy the unique benefit of 10 free Interlibrary loan requests. Find books anywhere in the world and we will do our best to get a copy with seven to ten days.
  • After the first 10 requests each additional request is only $2.00
Other Privileges
  • Support the library in developing its collection and other special projects
  • Participate with a group of book-minded people in special programs