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Katharine Brush Library

Katharine Brush Library

Students in the Katharine Brush Library

Welcome to the Katharine Brush Library. Centrally located on campus, the library is a popular daily destination for students and faculty to meet, study, research, collaborate, teach, and learn.

Guided by a mission to provide comprehensive, patron-centered services, facilities, and collections in a comfortable and inclusive environment, our library faculty and staff support the school’s research needs and teach a comprehensive information literacy curriculum, advancing the school’s mission to prepare students for higher education and lifelong learning.

At the Brush Library you have access to:

35,000 books

250,000 ebooks

32,000 periodicals, newspapers, and scholarly journals

50+ subscription databases

8 librarians and support staff




The Katharine Brush Library has a variety of resources and guides to help students with research and class projects.

Working in the library

The Katharine Brush Library supports teachers in developing research assignments and providing information literacy instruction.

Teacher helping a student in class

Take a break from research and explore all the other resources available to our community.

Hanging out in the library

A Collaborative Space

Opened in 1970 and renovated in 2012 and 2014, the Katharine Brush Library serves many different community needs.

First floor of the library

Meeting friends to relax between classes or study for a test?

The first floor’s tables, chairs, and soft seating offer the right environment for conversation and collaboration. Also on the first floor are several computers and printers for student use.

Second floor study rooms

Need a more dedicated space to work on a project with friends?

Reserve one of the library’s six study rooms — each furnished with a conference table, chairs, and white board.

Student reading in the library

Do you prefer to have a quiet place to read or study?

Head to the second floor for a more peaceful experience and beautiful views of the Meadows to the east and Rockefeller Quad to the west.

Katharine Brush Library from above

Where the Community Gathers

Brush is also home to the History, Philosophy & Religious Studies Department; the Archives; the Alvord Center for Global & Environmental Studies; The Henry R. Kravis ’63 Center for Excellence in Teaching; the Writing Studio; the Quantitative Resource Center (QRC) and Science Resource Center (SRC); the Office for Learning Access & Student Achievement; the Community Engagement program; the Information Technology Department; and Human Resources.


What’s happening in Brush?


Library Hours

When school is in session:

8 a.m.–9:40 p.m.

8 a.m.–5 p.m.


3 p.m.–9:40 p.m.