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On September 17, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had created.

The Rensselaer Libraries are dedicated to providing library resources and services to Rensselaer faculty, students and staff for the Fall 2020 semester.

The Rensselaer Libraries’ Catalog and accompanying services now reside on OCLC’s cloud-based platform, WorldCat Discovery, which features:

Library staff are in the final stages of migrating Catalog metadata, and configuring services on OCLC’s cloud-based platform, WorldCat Discovery, which features:

Rensselaer Libraries have negotiated an Institute-wide 4-month trial to the Mendeley Data repository. Mendeley Data is an open research data repository, where researchers can upload and share their research data.

LibKey Nomad is a Google Chrome browser extension that brings resources from RPI Libraries to you wherever you are.

ProQuest and more than 50 publishers have partnered to assist libraries affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  To support the unprecedented level of distance learning and research, they are providing unlimited access thro

This spring, the Rensselaer Libraries began the process of migrating the underlying system that allows you to find books and articles, as well as manage your library account. 

The Rensselaer Libraries, with help from Procurement, have negotiated a multi-year campus-wide license for access to the New York Times online. The New York Times Academic Site License program provides all Rensselaer students, faculty, and staff the ability to access on any device, on or off campus. This access is almost exactly the same experience as that of regular NY Times consumer subscribers. Once the “seat” is activated through the university registration process, you will have full access to This is a “seamless” user experience and once registration is complete, you will not have to revisit the library web page to gain access to the NY Times content and archives.
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