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

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On Campus

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Game Night at the Library!

Looking for something fun to do? Come join us in the 4th Floor Reading Room for a fun time, playing board games, puzzles and card games. Bring a friend or...

8/21 5pm

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David L. Rice Library

David L. Rice Library posted a photo 10/19/2017