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Last updated: 12/20/11

Kingston Library Online Tour Guide

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Level 1


  Stairway   Rest Rooms

The 24 Hour Room is located on the right as you enter the Library. During the academic year, the 24-Hour Study Room is open every night, including weekends. Users must check out materials and exit at closing time and reenter the Reserves area from the external entrance.

The Daily Grind coffee cart is located in the 24 Hour Room. If you need a snack while in the library, please feel free to enjoy small items in most areas of the library, such as single-serve bags of chips or fruit, and beverages in closed containers. Larger snacks should be kept in the 24 Hour Room. Food and beverages are not allowed in areas with computers, or in areas with signs prohibiting food or drinks. Directory)

Level 1 24 Hour Room

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Located at the entrance to the Library, the Circulation Desk is the place where you can check out and return library materials. This is also where you can activate your account so you can borrow books and renew materials. Circulation is the place to go if you have any question about your library account.

Also at Circulation is the Reserves Desk, where students can pick up material that faculty set aside for their courses. You'll need your URI ID to borrow material which you can use for two hours in the library.


Remember, reference books, reserved material, periodicals (magazines and journals), and materials from Special Collections do not circulate and must be used in the library. (Directory)

Level 1 Circulation

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The Research & Tech Help Desk is located beyond the main stairway, just past Government Publications. Reference librarians will help you find information online and in the library. A student from the Information Technology Services (ITS) Help Desk is also available to answer basic tech questions. The Reference Collection, located across the lobby, includes dictionaries, encyclopedias, indexes, bibliographies, atlases and other reference material in the arts and sciences.

The Reference staff also offer instruction on searching databases and indexes, using the HELIN catalog and other library resources. (Directory)

Level 1 Reference

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The Curriculum Materials Library collection consists of specialized resources such as juvenile/young adult books, reference materials, preK-12 textbooks, teacher professional materials, electronic instructional media, kits and manipulatives, curriculum frameworks, maps, posters, and educational tests..

The entrance to the Curriculum Materials Library is located behind the Reference Desk. (Directory)

Level 1 Curriculum Materials Library

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URI is a partial depository for government publications and the University maintains an extensive collection of materials published by the US government and the Rhode Island state government. These include Congressional records, federal agency surveys and statistics, case law, legal codes, and regulations.

The Government Publications office and stacks are located just past the main stairway on the left. (Directory)

Level 1 Government Publications

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The Learning Commons area is located in the back of the library.

In the Learning Commons area, students can get assistance with research, get basic technical assistance, collaborate in group study rooms, practice presentations, and use the open group work areas. (Directory)

Level 1 Reserves

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For assistance
If you need further assistance, please stop by the Reference Desk or call (401) 874-2653.

J. Kinnie 1/01, A. Izenstark 12/08, 12/11

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