David L. Rice Library

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

8600 University Boulevard, Evansville, IN 47712, USA

Place Type

On Campus

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Holly Delph

Holly Delph left a positive review 11/18/2018

Great event, with plenty to do for all ages. Only complaint is there wasn't enough cookies to decorate but that's a good thing because it means you had a large turnout

Lauren Branon

Lauren Branon posted a photo 10/29/2018

Lauren Branon

Lauren Branon posted a photo 10/29/2018

Madison Cunningham

Madison Cunningham left a positive review 9/11/2018


Hairo Rivas

Hairo Rivas left a positive review 9/11/2018

Lots of handy information! Truly dedicated people for a good cause.

Emily Travelstead

Emily Travelstead left a positive review 8/29/2018

This was a fantastic meeting! I have already learned quite of a bit of American Sign Language, and this meeting really got me excited for this club! AJ did a great job and I would recommend this club to everyone!

Jessica Wright

Jessica Wright left a positive review 8/20/2018

A group and I played Cards Against Humanity. I really enjoyed myself and I think the rest of the group did as well.

David L. Rice Library

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