Short Description

Home to Science and Engineering collections on River Campus, Carlson Library offers expertise and support for students and faculty in STEM disciplines and for data needs across campus. At Carlson, you can connect with subject or data experts, search our collections, or find a space. Carlson is also home to Mary Ann Mavrinac Studio X, a hub for extended reality, and the VISTA Collaboratory, a data visualization lab.

Built in 1987, the Chester F. Carlson Library is located within the Computer Studies Building. The library offers a variety of spaces for quiet or collaborative work. Some rooms may be reserved some in advance through our booking system. Public computers and printing are also available in the library.

Chester F. Carlson

Chester F. Carlson

"Chester Carlson was a physicist, lawyer, inventor, and humanitarian. He was a generous benefactor of this University . . . he invented an electrostatic printing process called xerography -- a process that not only solved a major problem in office-copying, but radically transformed the entire field of communication." - W. Allen Wallis, President of the University of Rochester (1962-1970)

Mailing Address
160 Trustee Road
Computer Studies Building
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627-0236
Collaborative Spaces
Lounge Seating
Modern Furniture
Natural light
Project Rooms
Public Computers
Public Printing
Quiet Study Spaces