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Friends of Folsom

Friends of the Folsom Library

The Friends of the Folsom Library is a service organization comprised of Rensselaer faculty, staff, alumni, retirees, and interested community members dedicated to enriching the collections, services, and events provided at the Folsom Library.

The generosity of the Friends supports a collection of best-selling fiction and non-fiction, a browsing collection of popular magazines, and an outstanding collection of DVDs. They also underwrite the maintenance of attractive plantings and provide lounge furniture throughout the Folsom Library as well as sponsor occasional exhibits and events, such as talks by local authors. In partnership with the Rensselaer Retirees Forum, the Friends co-sponsor monthly Lunch & Learn presentations on interesting topics during the academic year.

Besides the satisfaction of participating in a service organization that actively supports library programs, members of the Friends enjoy borrowing privileges to the Folsom Library’s and the Architecture Library's general collection books, the Class of '96 Reading Room best sellers and travel books, CD recordings, movie DVDs, plus a subscription to the Friends' newsletter, Folsom Library Unabridged. Members can also avail themselves of the millions of books accessible from the Connect NY consortium and its special expedited borrowing program via the Library's online catalog.

Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of Folsom Library, The Chronicle of Higher Education is now available to the entire campus community via RensSearch. Click here for access!


Co-sponsored by Friends of the Folsom Library and the Rensselaer Retirees Forum

Join us once a month at noon to hear an interesting topic in a casual setting. Presentations are usually an hour followed by questions and answers.

~~~~~~~~~~~~ Please note: Lunch & Learn is on hiatus for the summer.~~~~~~~~~~~~

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