RISD faculty, staff, and students have borrowing privileges at Brown Libraries. You must have a current RISD ID for access. Be sure your account is active with RISD's Fleet Library.
To receive an access card for Brown libraries, RISD community members must check in at the Circulation Desk. Find their policies on this page.
RISD community members can only access Brown's Databases on-site. You can search and download from Brown's databases using their visitor/public computers. The public computers are located on the 1st and 2nd floor of the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library and in the basement of the Sciences Library. If you have questions, ask at the Circulation Desk for help.
RISD community members can borrow up to 5 books for 4 weeks.
Brown has subject librarians who have advanced education and experience in a particular subject or academic discipline. If you find that your area of research is very specific and you are having trouble find information or resources you can contact a subject librarian and make a research appointment.