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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

Exhibition:  From Clinton's Big Ditch to Dewey's Thruway - 200 Years Along the Erie Canal

On July 4, 1817, ground was broken for a 363-mile canal to carry people and products from the Hudson River at Albany to the western frontier in Buffalo....

Monday, November 20 9:00am
Exhibition: A Stunning Discovery - A New Trove of Isabella Beecher Hooker Papers

Through December 23: This exhibit offers a glimpse into our recent acquisition of Isabella Beecher Hooker (1822-1907) papers. Hooker, a pioneering advocate...

Monday, November 20 9:00am
Exhibition:  From Clinton's Big Ditch to Dewey's Thruway - 200 Years Along the Erie Canal

On July 4, 1817, ground was broken for a 363-mile canal to carry people and products from the Hudson River at Albany to the western frontier in Buffalo....

Tuesday, November 21 9:00am
Exhibition: A Stunning Discovery - A New Trove of Isabella Beecher Hooker Papers

Through December 23: This exhibit offers a glimpse into our recent acquisition of Isabella Beecher Hooker (1822-1907) papers. Hooker, a pioneering advocate...

Tuesday, November 21 9:00am
Exhibition: A Stunning Discovery - A New Trove of Isabella Beecher Hooker Papers

Through December 23: This exhibit offers a glimpse into our recent acquisition of Isabella Beecher Hooker (1822-1907) papers. Hooker, a pioneering advocate...

Wednesday, November 22 9:00am

Recent Events

The Future(s) of Microhistory: A Symposium

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Exhibition: From Clinton's Big Ditch to...

Friday, November 17, 2017

The Future(s) of Microhistory: A Symposium

Friday, November 17, 2017

DeStress Fest

Thursday, November 16, 2017

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JENNIFER ROACH left a positive review Wednesday, August 30, 2017

A fun way to start the new year!

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