The Robert L. and Sara Marcy Cole Library was named September 10, 1997 in recognition of a gift from the estate of Robert L. Cole, third president of the institution (1985-1986). President Cole, who had thirty years of experience as a senior corporate executive in high-technology companies, was noted for cultivating a close working relationship with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
The Cole Library has a specialized collection of books, journals and electronic subscriptions in Computer Science, Engineering and Business Management.
Rensselaer Libraries' Catalog provides access to the Cole Library and Troy campus libraries collections. Our Web site serves as a portal to online information resources and databases. Subscription database access is restricted to members of the Rensselaer at Hartford community.