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Last updated: 12/22/11

Kingston Library Online Tour Guide

Lower Level | Level 1 | Level 2 | Level 3 | Directory | Tour

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Level 2


  Stairway   Rest Rooms

The Media Resources Center is located next to Special Collections near the main stairway on the second floor. There you'll find the library's collection of videorecordings and other audiovisual materials.

There are also several DVD players, VCRs and monitors with headphones for previewing videos. Audiotape and CD players are also available for use in the Media Room. (Directory)

Level 2

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Located directly across from the Media Resources Center on Level 2 you'll see the microforms area. ERIC documents, newspapers, some periodicals and other selected material are available on microfiche or microfilm.

Readers and printers are set up next to the microform cabinets and help is available from the Media Center staff. (Directory)

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Turn right out of the main stairway on the second floor and you'll find Special Collections. As the name implies, this area houses material that requires special storage apart from the general collection.

In Special Collections you'll find the University Archives, the Rhode Island Collection, rare books, the manuscripts collection and the New Leaves Press. This area is open weekdays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and its materials must be used in the Special Collections Reading Room. (Directory)

Level 2

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Much of Level 2 contains some of the general circulating collection. Books beginning with the Library of Congress Call Numbers Q through Z are shelved here. This includes material in the sciences. (Books beginning with the letters A-P are located on Level 3.)

Call numbers for books that URI carries can be found by searching the HELIN catalog. For help in using LC Call Numbers, please refer to the user guide, "Understanding Library of Congress Call Numbers" on this site. (Directory)

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The Vice Provost for Information, the Dean of University Libraries, and their support staff have offices in the Administration area.

Administration is the place to go to apply for student jobs in the Library, request study carrels, or pose any fiscal or policy questions you might have. (Directory)

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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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