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The essential guide to RISD Library's collections, resources & services
Last Updated: Nov 6, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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#1 Getting Started - Visit the Library

             Library Circulation & Reserves Desk

  • Activate your Library Account

    All new students must activate their Library Account by physically
    coming in to the library

     Activate your Library Account at the Circulation Desk

    Your RISD ID acts as your library card - bring it with you when you want to check out items

    Your RISD Library Account allows you off campus access to the library's 35+ subscription Databases

    Your RISD Library Account allows you entrance to and borrowing privileges
    at Brown Library and the Providence Athenaeum Library

     All returning students and staff must re-activate their library account each academic year

      • Get to know your way around RISD Library


      Follow the Library on facebook

      Library Staff Directory 

      First Floor & Balcony Map

      Second Floor Map

      Library Spaces & Equipment

      Print, Copy, Scan


        #2 Bookmark the Library website:


        RISD library website:

        RISD library's catalog search box is located in the
        * top corner of the website

        • 24/7 Off Campus Access to RISD Online Collections

          Start at

          Select a Collections Link to search from the Resources menu
          (examples: Art Full Text, JSTOR, Oxford Art Online)

          * You will be prompted for information located on your RISD ID:

             Type in your name (as it appears on your RISD ID)

             14-digit barcode number (located on the back of your RISD ID)

           * the log in process is necessary only once per browser session

        • Manage your Library Account Online

          Renew Online - avoid overdue fines

          Login to My Account

          Once logged in, view your Reading History and look into Preferred Searches


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