Rockefeller Library

Local nameRockefeller Library
LocationCollege Hill, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

The John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, nicknamed "the Rock," is the primary teaching and research library for the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. It is one of five individual libraries which make up the Brown University Library.

The library was named after John D. Rockefeller Jr., who graduated in the class of 1897. The building was constructed between 1962 and 1964. The building drew attention as the first building in the area constructed in the Brutalist style.The library houses Brown University's East Asian Collection, which started in 1961 after Charles Sidney Gardner donated about 30,000 volumes, most of them Chinese.

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Official Website

Phone 401-863-2165

Coordinates 41°49'32.505" N -71°24'18.471" E

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