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  • Reference librarians to help students find the information they are looking for
  • Information literacy and library instruction
  • Laptop computer circulation, interlibrary loan, and reserve
  • Information in all formats: books / periodicals / media / online databases / video wall
  • Individual and group study space

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
  • The Pad with lots of pillows and cushions
  • Printing, photocopying and scanning in color or black & white
  • Media viewing for groups and individuals (Helpful for videos on reserve)
  • 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
  • Professional Educator Resource Center (PERC) for educational materials and children's books
  • Periodicals/Journals/Articles – Available in print on the 2nd floor during service hours and electronically 24/7
  • Books – print and electronic
  • Databases – scholarly research in all academic disciplines available online
  • Enjoy your coffee and snacks everywhere, but leave no trace. We all share this space together