About the Room
The front foyer offers a comfortable and quiet seating area for reading and wireless internet access
The computing area contains two public-use computers and a copying machine.
The main room, divided by the book stacks, provides several private study carrels and large compartments. Study areas are beautifully furnished with traditional long library tables, which are equipped with laptop ports for power and wired internet. Large windows provide fresh air, and plenty of natural light to support the non-glare table lamps. Wireless internet access is available throughout the space.
The Royce Reading Room (RRR) houses over 35,000 volumes on open shelves with an emphasis on the Humanities. The mission of the RRR is to provide comprehensive research and reference materials in language and literature for all affiliated departments and centers. The interdisciplinary research needs of students are supported by a comprehensive collection of materials on the humanities, history, politics, philosophy and religion.
Collection development for the RRR is funded through the University, as well as through generous donations from departments and private donors.
The Purpose of RRR
Royce Reading Room supports the teaching and research programs for French and Francophone Studies, Department of Germanic Languages, Department of Italian, Scandinavian Section, Center for Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Studies, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and Asian Languages and Cultures.
In the interest of better assisting the users with their research objectives, several future projects are in the works including development of a film collection for all departments, developing a classroom reserve system and providing printing capabilities.