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FWS 121 Art and Politics (Pedersen): Home

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Designed to serve as a centerpiece of the River Campus when it was dedicated in 1930, Rush Rhees Library houses over one million volumes and is home to several focused collections including the Art & Music Library, Rossell Hope Robbins Library and Koller-Collins Center for English Studies, as well as the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation.

Looking for a book in Rush Rhees's collection? Follow the steps below to find what you need on the shelves.

First, find the location and call number for the book in the library's catalog. Be sure to check that the book is listed as "Available." (Show Me)

If your book's location is listed as Art & Music Library...

  1. Head to the ground floor of Rush Rhees Library. The collection is located through the Frontispace Gallery.
  2. When you enter the Art and Music Library, the entrance to the stacks will be to your left and behind you. Head into the stacks and look for your call number range using the signs at the end of each aisle. (Show Me)
  3. Once you find the right aisle, you can start looking for your book. Be sure to peek at the other books in the section where your book is located – books are organized by topic and theme so you might find another source that's helpful for your research.
  4. Take your book back to the Art and Music Library desk to check out the book using your University of Rochester ID card.

If your book's location is listed as Rhees stacks...

  1. Check the Rush Rhees Call Number Directory to determine if your book is in the Blue Stacks or Yellow Stacks; then make a note of the floor number (e.g., 500m or Level A).
  2. Head to the Q&i Desk on the first floor of Rush Rhees Library to enter the stacks. Follow the blue or yellow tape on the floor to the elevator for the corresponding stacks.
  3. When you exit the elevator, look for your call number range using the signs at the end of each aisle. (Show Me)
  4. Once you find the right aisle, you can start looking for your book. Be sure to peek at the other books in the section where your book is located – books are organized by topic and theme so you might find another source that's helpful for your research.
  5. Take your book back to the Q&i desk on the first floor to check out the book using your University of Rochester ID card.

If your book's location is listed as Robbins Library Rhees 416...

  1. Head to the fourth floor of Rush Rhees Library.
  2. When you enter Robbins Library, you will need to check-in at the front desk.
  3. Head to the stacks and find the right aisle; then, start looking for your book. Be sure to peek at the other books in the section where your book is located – books are organized by topic and theme so you might find another source that's helpful for your research.
  4. The Robbins Library is a non-circulating collection meaning books cannot leave the library. Find an open table and start working on your research!

Art Librarian

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Stephanie Frontz
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Contact:
Art/Music Library
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627
585-275-4476

History Librarian

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Lara Nicosia
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Contact:
(585) 275-9298