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Rush Rhees Library

One of the most visible and recognizable buildings on the River Campus at the University of Rochester, Rush Rhees Library was opened in 1930 and is named after the University's third president. 

In addition to its extensive holdings and special collections, it houses the writing, speaking, and argument program and the departmental offices for history, religion and classics, and film and media studies. Also within Rush Rhees are the Gleason Library (open 24/7 when classes are in session); Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation; the Art and Music Library; Business and Government Information Library; Koller-Collins Center for English Studies; Multimedia Center; Newspaper and Microform Center; and Rossell Hope Robbins Library. The Hopeman Carillon, comprising 50 bells imported from Holland, is located in the library tower.

755 Library Road, Rochester, NY 14626

Place Type

River Campus

Phone

5852754471

Website

library.rochester.edu

Upcoming Events

Art Exhibition: Z Axis by Rebecca Aloisio

November 4 – December 11, 2019; Frontispace is pleased to announce an exhibition of artwork by Rebecca Aloisio. Aloisio’s practice is influenced by the glut...

Wednesday, December 11 9:00am
Hallelujah Chorus Performance

The Department of Music will mark the midpoint of the academic year by performing Handel's "Hallelujah" Chorus. Featuring pianist Seth Dalton '20 and...

Wednesday, December 11 12:00pm
Codicology

Surveying book production from late Antiquity through the Middle Ages (ca. 300–1500) in Europe and the Near East, this workshop will examine the historical,...

Thursday, December 12 10:00am
Codicology

Surveying book production from late Antiquity through the Middle Ages (ca. 300–1500) in Europe and the Near East, this workshop will examine the historical,...

Friday, December 13 10:00am
Build Your Free Personal Academic Website

Build a well-designed, functional and completely free website using Jekyll Academic*, an easy to use site template tailored for scholars. It includes the...

Friday, December 13 10:30am

Recent Events

'HEAR UR' Podcast Launch Party

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Victorian Reading Group

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

UR Comic-Con

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Art Exhibition: Z Axis by Rebecca Aloisio

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Recent Activity

BRIAN PIPER

BRIAN PIPER left a positive review Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Fantastic presentation followed by an insightful conversation. Katherine is incredibly knowledgeable on a wide variety of topics including technology, literature, philosophy and data science. Her unique perspective gives rise to a variety of new ideas and considerations about both our consciousness and machine awareness.

DEBORAH PULLEY

DEBORAH PULLEY left a positive review Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Ms. Tyson was great! I so enjoyed hearing from her. The food and drinks were very nice and much appreciated. The lighting was horrible. Ms. Tyson was backlit and stood in silhouette for her entire presentation. It was impossible to see her face. Very frustrating for audience unable to see the speaker. Turn on the lights. No reason for event to be in subtle lighting. Ridiculous.

YI YANG

YI YANG left a positive review Sunday, October 27, 2019

I like the critical perspectives she shared

KATRINA VAN BORTEL-BUCKLEY

KATRINA VAN BORTEL-BUCKLEY left a positive review Sunday, October 27, 2019

I appreciated this event.

YI YANG

YI YANG left a positive review Sunday, October 13, 2019

It is so inspiring, and i hope the talk could be longer!

SCOTT FEARING

SCOTT FEARING left a positive review Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Despite a few "tech" issues, (Elmwood Ave construction and the Alert system test) it was great. Fascinating conversation, sadly, I didn't know there would be a reception after, so I had booked something else, so I had to leave. Wish I had known about the reception in advance.

JIAHANG WU

JIAHANG WU left a positive review Thursday, August 22, 2019

Great collection!

DANIEL GORMAN

DANIEL GORMAN left a positive review Thursday, May 2, 2019

Excellent conversation summing up the year's programming.

KRISTIN HOCKER

KRISTIN HOCKER left a positive review Wednesday, April 17, 2019

This was a wonderful discussion.

DANIEL GORMAN

DANIEL GORMAN left a positive review Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Fabulous conversation.