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Friends of the Kurt R. Schmeller Library: Friends of the Library

"Providing Knowledge, Promoting Understanding"

Join Friends of the Library

There are five categories of membership with varying dues:

  • student
  • regular
  • contributing
  • sustaining
  • corporate

 As a gesture of appreciation, each year the Library inscribes bookplates with the individual names of all the FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY members, designated each of the most attractive new books as a GIFT of a member of the FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY.

Membership is open to students, faculty, and the local community.

 Please contact the Library Public Relations Coordinator, Prof. Sandra Marcus ( - 718.281-5072) for more information.

The form below may be printed out and returned in person, or mailed to the address on the form.

Videos from Friends' Events

Sunday, September 25, 2011;  2:00 p.m.

Words and Music Over the Rainbow

The Work of Harold Arlen -

Lecture and Concert

Guest Speaker -- Dr. Walter Frisch, author and Gumm/Von tilzer Professor, Columbia University

  Guest Artists:  Holly Skir, soprano,   Gerri Blum, pianist

Library - New Space- third floor




Welcome to the Friends of the Library Libguide.   We invite you to join our community of Friends, participate in our programmed events,and support our Library, College, and University. This Guide will help you to find books to check out,have free or buy, to foster your lifelong learning and your enjoyment of literature.  It will also provide information about upcoming events and activities. We are here to help you and are always ready to provide assistance online, by telephone or in person at the Reference Desk. You may contact me for help via the email or phone number on the right of the page.


 Clicking on the tabs at the top of the page will provide more information

Past Program introducing Musllim Journeys Bookshelf

image of past flyer for a talk entitled The World of Islamic Art

Subject Guide

Profile Photo
Neera Mohess

About Friends of the Library


The FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY was founded in 1968 and has provided significant sponsorship of many library projects.

These include:

  • library materials purchases,
  • annual awards to graduating students,
  • workshops and programming.



24/7 Chat


Don't feel like chatting?  Ask your question through a form.

Phone: 718-631-6241
In-Person: Please visit the library's Reference desk.


Please visit the FAQ page for commonly-asked questions!

Documents from Recent Friends' Events