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The David L. Rice Library, named for the founding president of USI, provides space for library collections and traditional functions and also meets today's changing needs with technology and space for collaboration. The library has 30 group study rooms accommodating two to 12 students. It also features a Starbucks coffee shop and commons area.

The first floor includes the circulation desk, reference desk and stacks, two teaching labs and government documents. On the south side of the first floor is a periodicals reading room. On the second floor, the rotunda area features a two-story reading room. The library administration offices, technical services and a seating area overlooking the first floor periodicals reading room also are on the second floor. The third floor houses University Archives and Special Collections, and the fourth floor has two reading rooms, one of which is the Ruth M. Kleymeyer Hall of Presidents. Visitors are struck by the variety of spaces throughout the new library, opened in 2006.

In addition to the four levels of the library, the new building offers a lower level of 16 technology-enhanced classrooms and a 125-seat auditorium.

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Map Selections

Each page on the tour has a view of the site's location on Google Maps, with the option of viewing the full campus on either the USI campus map or in a separate Google Map window.

By clicking on the map image on the page, or by clicking on the Google Map text link, the window will appear with the full campus shown in Google Maps.

Click on the Google icon at the bottom of the map to go to the Google Maps site, which will allow you to get driving directions to campus from your current location.

Image Credits

  • Mark Brendel
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  • MaCabe Brown
      Student Worker
      Photography Services
  • LaVerne Jones
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  • Chuck Price
      Professor Emeritus
      Science Education
  • Elizabeth Randolph
      Photography Services
  • Taz Kang
      Student Worker
      Web Services