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Self-Guided Tour of the Robert L. Carothers Library & Learning Commons

Learn how to navigate the Carothers Library at URI and find the services you need.

18. Second Floor

Re-enter the main stairwell and climb to the Second Floor. Here you will find books with call numbers starting in the letters Q through Z. Straight ahead are group study rooms and research carrels.

19. Second Floor: University Archives and Special Collections

Turn to your right and you will see University Archives and Special Collections, located right next to the stairwell. Here you will find the University Archives, the Rhode Island Collection, rare books, and the manuscript collection. All materials must be used in the room, which is open from 8:30 to 4:30 Monday through Friday.

20. Second Floor: DataSpark

Just past University Archives and Special Collections, you will see the offices for DataSpark

photo of the exterior of the DataSpark labTaylor St. Pierre 12/17/18

21. Second Floor: Administration

The Library Administration is in the office suite in the front of this floor. It includes Conference Rooms which are frequently used by campus organizations.

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