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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

Digital Humanities Lunch: Playing with Digital Histories in the R-CADE

James J. Brown, Jr., Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Digital Studies Center, Rutgers University-Camden Robert A. Emmons, Jr., Assistant...

Friday, September 22 12:00pm
Aristotle on Mind, Language, and Science: Themes in the Work of Deborah Modrak

Humanities Center, Rush Rhees Library 202 3:00: Welcome: Randall Curren Opening Remarks: Rodman King, Philosophy & Associate Vice President for Academic...

Friday, September 22 3:00pm
Aristotle on Mind, Language, and Science: Themes in the Work of Deborah Modrak

Humanities Center, Rush Rhees Library 202 9:30-10:45: “Are Aristotelian Categories Kinds of Being?” Speaker: Alan Code, Philosophy, Stanford Chair: David...

Saturday, September 23 9:30am
Talk: Pieranna Cavalchini

Pieranna Cavalchini, the Tom and Lisa Blumenthal Curator of Contemporary Art at Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, will lead a free-ranging...

Monday, September 25 5:00pm
Talk: The Socialist Tale of the Yellow River

David A. Pietz University of Arizona UNESCO Chair of Environmental History The Yellow River is both the “mother of Chinese Civilization” and “China’s...

Monday, September 25 5:00pm

Recent Events

Work-in-Progress Seminar: 'Absent from Memory'

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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