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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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Sit In. Walk Out. Stand Up: University Activism, 1962-73

To describe the year 1968—a year of assassinations, riots, war, and protests for civil and social rights—as a turning point, both at the University of...

Friday, February 22 8:00am
All the Days of Her Life: Amelia E. Barr, Readership, Authorship & Womanhood

This exhibit features items from a collection of Amelia E.Barr (1831-1919) books and other materials, originally collected and described by Richard Minsky...

Friday, February 22 9:00am
Lewis Henry Morgan at 200: A Critical Appreciation

2018 is the bicentennial of the birth of Lewis Henry Morgan (d. 1881), a Rochester attorney and founding figure in the field of American anthropology. Morgan...

Friday, February 22 9:00am
Sit In. Walk Out. Stand Up: University Activism, 1962-73

To describe the year 1968—a year of assassinations, riots, war, and protests for civil and social rights—as a turning point, both at the University of...

Saturday, February 23 10:00am
All the Days of Her Life: Amelia E. Barr, Readership, Authorship & Womanhood

This exhibit features items from a collection of Amelia E.Barr (1831-1919) books and other materials, originally collected and described by Richard Minsky...

Saturday, February 23 11:00am

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

A Preview of the Middle English Roland and...

Thursday, February 21, 2019

All the Days of Her Life: Amelia E. Barr,...

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Lewis Henry Morgan at 200: A Critical...

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Sit In. Walk Out. Stand Up: University...

Thursday, February 21, 2019

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