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Rhode Island School of Design

Faculty Guide to Library Resources: Borrow & Request

An outline of library's services and resources for faculty: course reserves, off campus access to databases, e-journals, interlibrary loan, instruction, research assistance, and digital imaging

Activate your Library Account

Three Reasons to Activate your RISD Library Account

1. A RISD Library account allows you to borrow materials, renew online, request and put items on hold,
    and assign a Deputy Borrower to check out items on your behalf.

2. A RISD Library account is necessary for 24/7 off-campus access to all RISD databases.

    How it works:
    After selecting a database, the login window opens.
    Login using your name as it appears on the front of your RISD ID.
    For Barcode, use the 14-digit number located on the back of your RISD ID.
    (You'll only need to do this once per browser session)

If you encounter a problem, contact the Research & Instruction Department

3. A RISD Library account will grant you entrance and borrowing privileges at Brown Libraries.
   In order to check out items at Brown, you must have a current RISD Library account.

    Register for a RISD Library Account by visiting the RISD Library Circulation Desk.
    Then visit Brown's Rockefeller Library Circulation Desk and present your RISD ID to create a Brown Library account.

Faculty borrowing

For a full list of faculty privileges and services, see Faculty Borrowing.

Renew: Online or by calling the Circulation Desk

Suggest a Purchase for items you would like the library to add to the collection.

For CE Faculty Loan Periods see Alumni & Continuing Education

CRIARL, Consortium of RI Academic and Research Libraries identification card program

Tip: courtesy email notices

When you activate your library account be sure to include an address to an email account that you check regularly.

You'll receive courtesy email notices reminding you that your library items are due in 5 days with a link to renew online before they're due.

Contact the Circulation Department to update your email address in your library account.

View your reading history

Login to your library account by selecting My Record.

Select Reading History

Use the reading history to keep track of what you read when; use the export feature to email, print or download
(txt file) your reading list.

Brown's catalog also has this feature - follow the same steps to set up your Checkout History in Brown Library's

About the author

Ellen Petraits
Research & Instruction Librarian
Coordinator of Graduate Library Instruction

Fleet Library @ RISD
Research Department, 1st Floor
Office 105
401 709-5905