Robbins Library

Short Description

The Robbins Library is a non-circulating medieval studies library that contains comprehensive holdings across medieval history, literature, art, and culture with a particular strength in the British Isles.

The Robbins Library is also home to the Koller-Collins Center for English Studies, also a non-circulating reference collection for literary study, digital humanities, and critical theory. 

The Rossell Hope Robbins Library is a non-circulating medieval studies library at the University of Rochester. The Library contains comprehensive holdings across medieval history, literature, art, and culture, with particular strength in the British Isles. It has significant holdings in vernacular literatures, Arthurian studies, material culture, the medieval Mediterranean, medieval history, the history of science, art and stained glass, philosophy, theology, manuscript studies, the history of the book, witchcraft, critical theory, and medievalism. It also has a substantial collection of rare books and incunabula, as well as artist books. The Robbins Library is open to all users.

The Robbins Library is also home to the Koller-Collins Center for English Studies, a reference collection for literary study. This collection comprises major reference materials and handbooks for literary history, critical theory, the history of the book, and the digital humanities. Learn more about this collection

The core collection was donated by noted Middle English scholar Rossell Hope Robbins and his wife, Helen Ann Mins Robbins. Helen Ann, Rossell and his sister, Marjorie Hope Robbins, have endowed ongoing acquisition of material.

Collections, Resources, and Information

Location
Building
Rush Rhees
Floor
4
Mailing Address
755 Library Road
Rochester NY 14627
Atmosphere
Classical furniture
Food Not Permitted
Quiet Study Spaces