United for Libraries personal and group members have access to a variety of downloadable publications free of charge. If you wish to purchase any of these in hard copy format, please see the detailed ordering information. The following publications are available free of charge in electronic format to Friends and Foundation personal and group members.

These publications are copyrighted by United for Libraries and can only be utilized for the benefit of your Friends group or library Foundation. Please do not share copyrighted materials with non-members.

NEW: 101+ Great Ideas for Libraries and Friends

This book contains more than 100 simple, innovative, and test marketed ideas collected from Friends countries around the country. Currently out-of-print from Neal-Schuman Publishers, United for Libraries is making this PDF version of the original book available to personal and group members free of charge. Please note this is a very large file and depending on your connection speed, may take significant time to download.

Making Our Voices Heard: Citizens Speak Out for Libraries

This guide will take you and your group through the advocacy process step-by-step.

Getting Grants in Your Community

This step-by-step guide will show you how to find and apply for grants in your community -- no matter how large or small. The sample grants and cover letters along with a fill-in-the-blank template so that even first time grant writers can develop a professional proposal. Using MS-Word TM format, simply fill in the template, cut and paste verbiage from sample grants included as needed, and print! Everything you need in one complete toolkit to start bringing local grant money into your library! The book is in PDF format. The other files are Word.