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Friends of the Library Program Benefits Attorneys

August 20, 2012

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center’s Friends of the Library program provides the opportunity for attorneys to access the Gould Law Library’s extensive legal collection – located in Central Islip across from the Federal and State Courthouses.

Lawyers who wish to use the library’s spacious facility and print materials – more than 462,000 volumes and volume equivalents - can do so at no charge. Attorneys who also wish to access the library’s online databases and Public Access Westlaw (on campus use only), may join the Friends of the Library program for an annual fee of $50.

“The Gould Law Library is a tremendous resource to both our students and the community. This program is a great opportunity for lawyers who are working across the street or in surrounding communities to have a quiet place to work and conduct research,” said April Schwartz, Director of the Gould Law Library. “Different levels of membership provide options for attorneys based on their specific library needs. It’s a great way to ensure that practicing lawyers have a chance to benefit from our library.”

Anyone interested in joining Friends of the Library please call (631) 761-7066 or email


Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center’s 185,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility is located adjacent to both a state and a federal courthouse in Central Islip, New York. Touro Law’s proximity to the courthouses, coupled with programming developed to integrate the courtroom into the classroom, provide a one-of-a kind learning model for law students, combining a rigorous curriculum taught by expert faculty with a practical courtroom experience. Touro Law, which has a student body of approximately 750 and an alumni base of more than 5,000, offers full- and part-time J.D. programs, several dual degree programs and graduate law programs for US and foreign law graduates. Touro Law Center is part of the Touro College system.

About the Touro College and University System
Touro is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 19,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has branch campuses, locations and instructional sites in the New York area, as well as branch campuses and programs in Berlin, Jerusalem, Moscow, Paris, and Florida. Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus, as well as Touro College Los Angeles and Touro University Worldwide as separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to:

For more info contact:

Patti Desrochers
Director of Communications
(631) 761-7062