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Rhode Island School of Design

* Remote Library Operations * UPDATES and RESOURCES *

Check this page for updates about library services during RISD's emergency campus closure.

Open Repositories

  • Digital Public Library of America
    • Online books, maps, photos, and much more from libraries, archives, and museums, freely available to all.
  • Directory of Open Access Journals
    • An index and search engine that provides direct links to journals and journal articles that are open to all.
  • ERIC
    • A wide variety of journal and non-journal literature in the field of education, provided by the US Dept. of Education.
  • Hathi Trust
    • A collaboration of the large libraries that provided their collections to the Google Books Project, this site is a repository of those books and others produced through local digitization projects. Material that is out of copyright (generally, that published before 1923) is open to all.
  • Internet Archive
    • Digitized books, journals, audio, video, and more, all free. In addition to contemporary texts, includes a wealth of digitized historical material.
  • Project Gutenberg
    • Over 49,000 free books available in a variety of downloadable formats.

Please check our Open Educational Resources page for more!

  • Internet Archive National Emergency Library
    • A collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed.