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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

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
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...

Saturday, February 23 11:00am
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...

Sunday, February 24 10:00am
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...

Monday, February 25 8:00am

Recent Events

Lewis Henry Morgan at 200: A Critical...

Friday, February 22, 2019

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

Friday, February 22, 2019

Recent Activity

DEBRA HARING

DEBRA HARING left a positive review Monday, February 11, 2019

Great talk-thank you.

EILEEN DALY-BOAS

EILEEN DALY-BOAS left a positive review Thursday, February 7, 2019

This was fantastic! Excellent choice in a speaker who was brilliant, but explained philosophical terms, and made a flawless argument.

ELIZABETH ALFAYAD

ELIZABETH ALFAYAD left a positive review Friday, November 16, 2018

Dr. Gray was engaging and challenged us to find a new standing of international education.

ELIZABETH ALFAYAD

ELIZABETH ALFAYAD left a positive review Thursday, November 15, 2018

Wonderful, enlightening event. What a great speaker with unique lessons. Can't wait for the panel event with Dr. Sharma on Friday.

TAYFUN SAHIN

TAYFUN SAHIN left a negative review Thursday, November 8, 2018

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ELLISE MOON

ELLISE MOON left a positive review Monday, November 5, 2018

Interesting talk, great connection to Morgan's legacy in Rochester while also looking at implications for today.

TE CHIEN CHEN

TE CHIEN CHEN left a positive review Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Amazing!

TE CHIEN CHEN

TE CHIEN CHEN left a positive review Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Great!

Yakelin Rodríguez

Yakelin Rodríguez left a positive review Thursday, September 27, 2018

It was very interesting and I think that the speaker got the audience to think about different topics about media

ZACHARY BYRON

ZACHARY BYRON left a positive review Saturday, October 6, 2018

This is a really inspiring event. Anyone looking to find common individuals who possess uncommon generosity will find connections here. It’s amazing to see and learn of grassroots innovations and endeavors for solving some of the worlds biggest problems taking place here, in the city of Rochester.