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DVDs and videos are located in the Art & Music Library, which is Room G134, on the ground floor of the Rush Rhees Library.

Loan period for DVDs and videos is 1 week. There is a limit of one renewal on DVDs.

Only current students, faculty, staff, and proxy borrowers with a current UR ID are eligible to borrow DVD's and videocassettes.

Videos and DVDs in the FMS Special Collection circulate to River Campus faculty and select grad students only. Other students, faculty and staff may view these items in the Art & Music Library.

There are no overdue fines on videos and DVDs, unless the item is 2 weeks overdue; at that time the item will be designated "lost" and the patron will incur a $50 fine. This fine will be removed upon the return of the DVD or video.

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´╗┐The River Campus Libraries hold more than 3 million books in both print and electronic formats, over 40,000 active journal titles, as well as microforms, videos and other formats. The arts, social sciences, and humanities collections are housed in the Rush Rhees Library, which was designed to serve as a centerpiece of the River Campus when it was dedicated in 1930. Rush Rhees is home to a number of special libraries and collections, including the University Archives, Rare books and Special Collections, and the Rossell Hope Robbins Library, which specializes in medieval studies. Anchoring the west side of campus, in the computer studies building, is the Carlson Science and Engineering Library. Collections in support of physics, optics, and astronomy are located in the POA Library in the Bausch and Lomb Building. A small reference library is also sited in the Laboratory for Laser Energetics.

The vision of the River Campus Libraries is to become a collaborative hub of innovation that meets the needs of 21st century students and faculty through a rich and vibrant range of services, technology-enabled spaces, scholarly resources, and expert assistance. We invite you to read more about our strategic goals and preferred future scenario for 2018.

The Camelot Project

An electronic collection of Arthurian texts, images, interviews, and basic information

AIDS Education Posters

6200 posters from over 100 countries documenting efforts to educate/inform people on AIDS

Frederick Douglass Project

Douglass letters and documents from UR collections

UR Research

Institutional repository of faculty and student research; unique library materials

Beauty for Commerce

Exhibition chronicling English & American publishers' binding from 1830-1910

The Robin Hood Project

An electronic collection of texts, images, and information on the Robin Hood tradition


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