Short Description

Designed specifically to meet the needs of Rochester’s graduate students, the two study rooms offer exclusive and quiet retreat spaces. The entrances to these rooms can be found at either end of the Messinger Periodical Reading Room.

The studies provide a quiet retreat where grad students may study and relax. The centerpiece of the North Study is a stained glass window donated by the Friends of the University of Rochester Libraries.  The window features the phrase Bibliotheca Docet or “The Library Teaches.”  These beautiful spaces previously housed newspapers, microfilm readers and government documents.

The Messinger Graduate Studies and Periodical Reading Room were named in recognition of the generosity and continued commitment of Martin E. Messinger, Class of 1949 and were dedicated May 12, 2010.