Coe College Library Association

Library Association

The Coe College Library Association (CCLA) was founded in the 1988-1989 school year during the renovation and expansion of Stewart Memorial Library. It began with 433 founding members. It is a voluntary association of alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends of Coe, all of whom agree to purchase at least one book a year for the library collections. The renovation of the library created room for growth and the members of the CCLA dedicated themselves to the goal of expanding the library's holdings so as to make it one of the finest liberal arts undergraduate libraries in the country. Since its inception the Association has contributed in excess of $1,000,000 to purchase library materials. Gifts from Association members for endowment to support the library in perpetuity total more than $2,250,000.

If you would like to join the CCLA, please fill this form out/donate here (CCLA Gift donation) or contact Laura Riskedahl via email ( or phone (319.399.8024).

Bibliophile - small cover photo


The Bibliophile, a newsletter for members of the Coe College Library Association, is published twice a year.  Its goal is to inform the College community about new acquisitions of books and/or art in the Stewart Memorial Library and relate other developments which strengthen the quality of library service.