The David L. Rice Library actively supports the mission of the University of Southern Indiana through selecting, organizing, and providing access to information resources relevant to the curriculum. Library staff assist and instruct users in identifying, locating, and evaluating needed resources and services.
The Library provides course-integrated instruction and individual consultations to assist users in identifying, locating, and interpreting information in a variety of formats. Research instruction and in- person consultations assist users in becoming more critically aware, self-confident information consumers and researchers.
The selection, cataloging, management, and evaluation of information resources supports present and future programs of the university. Ongoing review and evaluation of Library resources occur in collaboration with the university community to determine the nature of information resources and services needed.
Anyone may use materials housed within the David L. Rice Library. USI faculty or staff members may borrow material with a valid USI Eagle Access ID card. Family members of USI faculty or staff may present a valid driver’s license to receive a courtesy card. These cards are valid for one year from the date of issue. All library databases are accessible on campus. Currently-employed USI faculty or staff members may login using their MyUSI credentials to access databases from off-campus.
Interlibrary loan (ILL) service is available to USI faculty and staff members. This service provides access to materials not available at Rice Library. The ILL unit routinely borrows books, journal and newspaper articles, book chapters, dissertations, and other desired items from libraries in Indiana, the United States, and around the world.
More information can be found on the library’s web page at www.usi.edu/library.