University of Southern Indiana
  • Front of building
    subheading titleWelcome to the David L. Rice Library

    Rice Library (2006) is named for the founding president of USI, houses over 200,000 circulation collections, provides traditional functions and also meets today's changing needs with technology and space for collaboration.

  • Main entrance
    subheading titleRice Library - What's In It For You?

  • Browsing Periodicals
    subheading titleBrowsing Periodicals and Serials Reading Area - 1st Floor

    The 1st floor has two of the library's major staffed services, Checkout and Reference. You'll also find great reference books, plenty of computers, comfortable seating, magazines, leisure paperbacks, and large DVD and CD collections.

  • Grand Reading Room
    subheading titleGrand Reading Room - 2nd Floor

    The Grand Reading Room has tables wired for laptop use, comfortable seating, and a great view of the campus quad. It is designated for quiet study only. Sometimes special events are held in the room.

  • University Archives and Special Collections
    subheading titleUniversity Archives and Special Collections - 3rd Floor

    The Archives preserve materials concerning USI's operations and history, while regional history, communal studies, and rare books are among the Special Collections.

  • 4th Floor Reading Room
    subheading titleKleymeyer Reading Room and Hall of Presidents - 4th Floor

    The Kleymeyer Reading Room and Hall of Presidents has tables wired for laptop use, comfortable seating, and a great view of the campus quad. It is designated for quiet study only. Sometimes special events are held in this room.

David L. Rice Library Virtual Tour

Explore Rice Library with this virtual tour learning about the different resources available as well as the various features of each floor.

To begin the tour, you can use the left navigation bar or simply click on one of the feature slides to find a specific floor or area of interest.


Old _rice _library

First Rice Library Building 1971-2005


Brief History of Rice Library the early years (1965-2005)


Library At Night"There has always been a library at this institution. It began with a collection that could be housed in two small classrooms, and is now housed in a modern building of fo
ur floors, full of books, technology, and comfortable places to read, write, or work on a group project. Although the facility and its services have changed, David L. Rice Library endures as a vital intellectual hub for the University of Southern Indiana."

Marna Hostetler Signature
Marna M. Hostetler
David L. Rice Library, Director

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