Setting Up Your Access

To take full advantage of the School’s library resources, you should obtain:

  1. A library card from Ambrose Swasey Library
  2. A NetID from the University of Rochester

Your library card and associated login are used for requesting, borrowing, and renewing physical books and checking your library account.

Your guest NetID and password from the University of Rochester grants you access to electronic resources (research databases, e-journals and articles, and e-books) and interlibrary loan (ILL) services through ILLiad. Contact Reference Librarian Desirae Zingarelli-Sweet for more information about requesting a NetID.

Research Help

Two of the most useful databases for finding books and articles are:

The UR Libraries online research guide for Religion and Theology can also serve as a starting point. Desirae Zingarelli-Sweet, CRCDS’s theology reference librarian, is available to consult with you on things like:

  • Developing a research strategy for a project
  • Identifying the most relevant databases and other search tools
  • Finding and accessing specific books, articles, or other sources
  • Writing and formatting citations.

Humanities Outreach Librarian for History, Classics, and Religion at Rush Rhees Library, Lara Nicosia, can also serve as a resource.

Visiting University of Rochester Rush Rhees Library

CRCDS students, faculty, and staff are welcome to visit Rush Rhees Library, the main library on UR’s River Campus, and borrow materials. Rush Rhees Library is home to a strong collection in religion, philosophy, and classics, as well as the majority of CRCDS’s historical physical collection. Parking near the library is available for a fee during the day but is free after 7pm and on weekends.

For questions about using Rush Rhees Library, stop by the Q&i desk on the 1st floor or call 585-275-5804.