Haas Library

Midtown campus

Named for a former university president, this six-level library was named for Dr. Ruth A. Haas, the first woman to be elected president of a four-year college in the United States.

Originally built in 1969, a $19.8-million expansion project in 2000 funded an addition and renovation that more than doubled the size of the library to 95,000 square feet. The combined holdings of the Haas Library and the Robert S. Young Library (located in the Westside Classroom Building) include more than 215,000 volumes and more than 480,000 microforms, government documents, and electronic and audio-visual resources. Throughout the school year, the library’s fifth-floor meeting room hosts poetry readings, concerts, films and lectures. The Midtown Computer Center is housed on the library’s first floor.

Haas Library
Phone: (203) 837-9100
Fax: (203) 837-8825
Department Phone Numbers


Ground Floor

  • Archives
  • Special Collections

First Floor

  • Circulation Desk
  • Reserves
  • Holds
  • Book Drop
  • Copy Cards
  • Photocopiers
  • Technical Services
  • Cybercafe
  • Telephone
  • Restrooms
  • Reference Desk
  • Reference Collection
  • CONSULS Catalog
  • Online Databases & Indexes
  • Interlibrary Loan Request Forms
  • Display Rack (Research Guides)

Second Floor

  • Videocassettes
  • Music Scores
  • LPs
  • Listening Equipment
  • Group Study Rooms
  • Restrooms

Third Floor

  • Periodicals (Newspapers, Magazines, and Journals)
  • U.S. Government Documents
  • ERIC Microfiche
  • Microform Reader/Printer Machines
  • Photocopiers
  • Administrative Offices
  • Conference Room
  • Staff Lounge
  • Individual Study Rooms
  • Restrooms

Fourth Floor

  • Circulating Collection (Call Numbers A-N)
  • Library Instruction Lab & Classroom
  • Interlibrary Loan Office
  • Curriculum Room
  • Juvenile Collection
  • Oversize Books
  • Individual study Rooms
  • Restrooms

Fifth Floor

  • Circulating Collection (Call Numbers P-Z)
  • Study Carrels & Tables
  • Meeting Room
  • Restrooms