For the first 12 years of its existence, the HRC was housed on the second floor of the Nancy Thompson Library at Kean University. After the library underwent major renovation and expansion in 1995, the center moved to the larger quarters on the new second floor wing.
Included in the HRC's collection are printed and audiovisual materials, which are printed available to educators, scholars, students and other interested persons. There are also over 3000 books, and numerous periodicals, pamphlets, posters, videocassettes, DVDs, and various other instructional materials. Additionally, the HRC offers a comfortable setting with space for reading, and facilities for video screening.