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About the Library



The Research & Information Commons brings together in one location resources that students need in order to locate, evaluate, and use information so that they may be prepared for life and leadership in an increasingly complex world.

Building Highlights

  • Environmentally Friendly LEEDS-certified Green building
  • Café and Outdoor Terrace
  • Laptops loaned at the Circulation Desk for use anywhere in the RIC
  • Wireless Network for printing
  • Silent Study Areas: Second Floor
  • Quiet Talking Areas: First Floor, Second Floor Reading Bridge, Third Floor
  • Group Study Rooms: Talking permitted study for groups from two to ten (Note: Rooms are not soundproof. Please be considerate of those directly outside the study rooms)
  • Reading Bridge with booths for group work
  • Printing, photocopying and scanning in color or black & white
  • Smart Classrooms (RIC 120 and 101) for Library Instruction; also for quiet study when not in use
  • Seminar Room for quiet study and group presentation practice
  • Periodicals/Journals/Articles – Available in print on the 2nd floor during service hours and electronically 24/7