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River Campus Libraries

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With combined holdings of more than 3.5 million volumes and extensive collections of online databases, electronic journals, rare books, and musical scores, Rochester's libraries rank among the top academic research libraries in the United States and Canada.

River Campus Libraries consists of Rush Rhees Library, Carlson Science & Engineering Library, and the Physics-Optics-Astronomy Library (POA). Standing 186 feet high, the tower of Rush Rhees Library has been a symbol of the University since the building opened in 1930.

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"Lancelot and Elaine" by Julia Margaret Cameron (photographer), 1875

Jacob Lewis, visiting assistant professor of art history at the University of Rochester will speak on Julia Margaret Cameron and her role at the intersection...

Tuesday, May 25 3:00pm
Untitled mural by Brittany Williams, 2020

Since September 2020, the public has had digital access to the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation (RBSCP) exhibition We Want...

Tuesday, June 8 3:30pm

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