The Ambrose Swasey Library at CRCDS

Ambrose Swasey Library at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School offers a collection of more than 3,000 core books onsite, a peaceful reading room for study and the exchange of ideas, and one-on-one research help from the theological reference librarian.

Through our affiliation with the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School students, faculty, and staff enjoy access to the River Campus Libraries’ extensive, multidisciplinary physical and digital collection, including books and e-books, as well as 100s of research databases and 1,000s of academic and professional journals.

Current CRCDS students, faculty, and staff are granted the same borrowing privileges as UR River Campus students, faculty, and staff. Physical materials requested from other UR River Campus Libraries will be available for pickup at Ambrose Swasey Library within 48-72 hours.

University of Rochester River Campus Libraries website,, is CRCDS’s main portal for:


Students, faculty, and staff who have been issued key fobs for entrance into the building may enter the Library at any time, unless otherwise noted. The Library is accessible to other visitors any time the CRCDS building is open. The Library is staffed by a librarian Monday through Friday during the day.

Hours may vary based on the CRCDS academic calendar, so please call or email ahead to confirm if you are uncertain.

Staffed Hours

The Library is typically staffed by a reference librarian during these hours when classes are in session.

Monday – Thursday 10 AM – 6 PM
Friday 9 AM – 5 PM

Visitor Hours

The CRCDS building and the Library are accessible to visitors during these hours when classes are in session.

Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM


Desirae Zingarelli-Sweet, Reference Librarian
(585) 340-9601

Student, Faculty, and Staff Resources

Alumni and Visitor Resources