Overview of the materials found in Special Collections
Dale Reading Room for Archives + Special Collections
Room 201, second floor
Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
How to identify materials in Special Collections:
All materials are in the RISD library online catalog and distinguished by call number location prefixes:
SPECIAL, SPECIAL OVERSIZE, FLAT FOLIO, LARGE FOLIO, SPECIAL PERIODICAL.
Artists' Books have these location prefixes:
ARTISTS' BOOKS, ARTISTS' BOOKS OVERSIZE, ARTISTS' BOOKS FLAT FOLIO, and ARTISTS' BOOKS RISD.
All duplication requests are subject to copyright fair use restrictions and condition of the materials. Readers may take digital photographs, upon request.
Sketching and Note-taking:
Other Special Resources:
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