Monday - Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm. Other hours by appointment.
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.
Drop-in visits for viewing one or two items are welcome. For more in depth assistance, please make an appointment.
All duplication requests for scanning and photocopies are subject to copyright fair use restrictions and condition of the materials. Readers may take digital photographs, with permission.
Sketching and Note-taking:
Allowed: pencils, sketchbooks, notebooks, paper, laptops, tablets, phones.
Not allowed: pens, markers, colored pencils, charcoal, paint, ink, etc.