The Library on the 3rd Floor

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There are a lot of "little knowns" in Rochester. Even life-long Rochester residents like ourselves are still wandering, exploring, and discovering the new, the forgotten, and the hidden gems.

Speaking of hidden gems - did you know that there is a library on the 3rd floor of the Memorial Art Gallery dedicated to art, art history, artists and more? Located on the Cutler Union side of MAG (the east side of the building), it is named the Charlotte Whitney Allen Library and Teacher Resource Center.

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The First Step.

To begin enjoying something - you must first find it. The first step is to make your way up to the 3rd floor, either by taking the stairs (all the way up... you know... until you get to the 3rd floor), or to take the elevator (to the right of the staircase).

Step Two.

Once you've reached the 3rd floor (which is the top floor, you can't go any higher) go through the glass door that say "Charlotte Whitney Allen Library" and there you have it - you're in the library.

Step Three.

Stay a while, explore and enjoy.


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Whether you explore like we do - wandering row by row, eyes perusing titles - or search for something specific like an artist, art technique or period of history, this library is full, and larger than it looks.

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Not only is it a great resource for the public-at-large, but more specifically, teachers.

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Other Details.

It's important to know that the library is only open Wednesdays thru Fridays from 1-5pm, although it is also accessible by appointment outside of that timeframe. According to the website, "the Charlotte Whitney Allen Library is open to the public for browsing and research, and to MAG members, UR students, faculty & staff, and K-12 & home-school teachers for borrowing."

Well there you have it - the library at the MAG. #nowgo


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Stefanie is Co-Founder of the Rochesteriat. While wandering the aisles she found some great books on Jackson Pollock, Salvador Dali and a few other favorite artists. Join the conversation on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.