Rush Rhees Library


Rush Rhees Library

Rush Rhees Library is the main academic library of the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. It is one of the most visible and recognizable landmarks on the university's River Campus. Construction began in 1927 with the other original River Campus buildings and the library was dedicated in 1930. It is named after Rush Rhees, the university's third president. A major addition was added in 1970, which now houses the main computer lab, additional stacks and office space. Rush Rhees is the flagship of the River Campus Libraries System, which holds about 2.5 million volumes.

Rush Rhees Tower stands 186 feet high and houses the Hopeman Memorial Carillon, the largest musical instrument in the city and one of only six in New York. It features 50 bells imported from the Netherlands and weighs in at 6,668 pounds. The carillon chimes on the quarter hour and weekly recitals are given by students and guests. An annual recital series is held during the summer.

External links

* [http://www.lib.rochester.edu/ River Campus Libraries]
* [http://www.library.rochester.edu/index.cfm?PAGE=234 Rush Rhees Library]
* [http://www.rochester.edu/aboutus/carillon/ Hopeman Memorial Carillon]


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