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Ryan Library

715 North Avenue
New Rochelle, New York 10801
Phone: (914) 633-2343
Fax: (914) 633-2136
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Ryan Library was named after Patrick J. Ryan, founder of the American Province of the Congregation of Christian Brothers. Originally opened in 1949, the 2010 reconstruction conforms to Iona's Georgian Colonial with its rich red brick construction, subtle wood trim and elegant tile roofing.

Today the site houses the bulk of the Iona College Libraries' print collection. It also offers dual-boot iMacs offering a choice of Windows and Mac operating systems with online access to subscription electronic research databases and journals.

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Main Collection

The Iona College Libraries hold over 250,000 volumes and multimedia resources as well as 500 current print periodicals. In addition the libraries provide access to thousands of electronic resources and journals for both on and off-campus users.

Our Collection Development Policy details how we build our library collections.

Archive & Special Collections

The Archives Room for rare books houses special editions, the Iona Archives, and special collections relating to Irish life and literature. Special Collections also include the Thomas Paine National Historical Association Collection, the complete Sean MacBride Collection, the Brother Edmund Rice Collection, and a select number of items from the Br. Charles B. Quinn Collection (Irish Collection). Read more »


Ryan Library offers spaces for meeting, studying and holding events, including Romita Auditorium. More information »