Welcome to USI


Welcome Back!

On behalf of the entire staff at Rice Library, we would like to welcome students back to USI!  We hope you all had an enjoyable summer and are excited about being back on campus.  Welcome also to those students who are new to the USI community this fall!

Ask Me . . . I was a new student once too!

Whether you are a new or returning student, we invite you to take advantage of a variety of valuable resources available to you through Rice Library.  Here are but a few examples of what is available to you from the library as a student of USI:

Fall Hours begin the week of August 26th.  For a complete list of library open hours, click HERE.

Databases, with indexed full-text articles, abstracts, books, book chapters, etc.  They cover a vast array of subjects,  and are organized by academic discipline, type, and as an A-Z list.  To access the Rice Library databases page, click HERE.

Browse one of Rice Library’s more than 200 LibGuides; research assistance, subject guides, and useful resources compiled into helpful “one-stop (research) shopping.”  Click HERE to access the Rice Library LibGuides homepage.

Keep up with the latest library news, become a fan, and learn all about our library resources with the Rice Library “Let’s Talk Library” blog, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube account. Click HERE to get connected.

Check-out one of Rice Library’s laptops for in-library use, use the library’s wi-fi, or log-in to one of over 200 computers in the computer labs and on all four floors. We also have ipads for you to checkout. Click HERE for more information.

NEW to the library this fall! Media Hubs and Charging Stations!
Click HERE for more information.

If you need help with research, directions, printing/copying, computer troubleshooting, citing sources, etc., please see a Reference Librarian.   Please click HERE for more information.


The Rice Library staff is here to help and look forward to seeing you in the library. We want to wish you all a wonderful fall semester!


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