The HRSFA library is a large collection of speculative fiction literature, including science-fiction, fantasy, and horror. It also includes the official history of HRSFA, the Apocrypha HRSFAlogicae, as well as a sizable assortment of games, movies, comics, and miscellaneous objects. It is open to all dues-paid members; rules for using and checking out material are posted inside the library. For more information, contact the librarian.
The HRSFA library began as a book-swap consisting of a few small boxes. Then, Mike Ciaraldi donated hundreds of books, and soon afterwards, James McCarthy donated almost as many books as Mike Ciaraldi did. Alozie Nwosu '95 began the comic book collection. In 1995, Mike Gleeson '96 obtained the Pamela Trigg Jimenez Reading Room in PfoHo (which was then called North House) to store the books. The scattered novels were put in order by Elisabeth Cohen '06 in early 2003. The disarrayed comic books were organized by Vincent Yeh '06 in April 2003.
The HRSFA library has been relocated to the SOCH Center and is currently under reconstruction.
The first HRSFA online library catalog, done circa 1999, was coded by Marshall Perrin '00; data entry was done by Bryn Neuenschwander '02. Here is the link to the now dead database:
Last updated 2 May 2010. ©1995-2017 HRSFA.