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John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library

The John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, otherwise known as "the Rock," serves as the primary teaching and research library for the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts.

The John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library is located on the corner of Prospect and College Streets. The Patrick Ma Digital Scholarship Lab and Hecker Training Room are located on the first floor.

  • Today's hours: 8:30 am - 2:00 am
    Note: Late-night use of the Rockefeller and Sciences libraries is reserved for Brown ID holders only. Entry into the library buildings after 10:00 p.m. requires access by Brown ID card-swipe.
  • Email:
  • Service desk: 401-863-2165
    Interlibrary Loan: 401-863-2169
    Fax: 401-863-1272
  • John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
    10 Prospect Street / Box A
    Providence, RI 02912
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  • SEAS/Student and Employee Accessibility Services

Rock Stack Guide

A General Level 2
B Philosophy, Psychology, Religion Level A
C History – Auxiliary Science Level 3
D History (General, Old World) Level 3
E-F History (North and South America) Level 3
G Geography, Anthropology Level 3
H Economics, Sociology Level 4
J Political Science Level 4
K Law Level 4
L Education Level 4
N Fine Arts Level A
P-PH Western Language and Literature Level B
PJ-PL Non-Western Language and Lit. Level 3
PM-PZ Western Language and Literature Level B
Q Science Level 4
R Medicine Level 4
S Agriculture Level 4
T Technology Level 4
U Military Science Level 4
V Naval Science Level 4
Z1-1999 Library Science & Bibliography Level 2
Z2000-ZA9999 Bibliography (Regular & 1-Size) Level A
2-size Zs Bibliography Levels A & 2
  Government Documents Level 2
Services & Spaces at the Rock:
Collections at the Rock: