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Rhode Island School of Design

Materials Collection

A browsable, searchable, and circulating collection of materials for building, interiors, designing, and art-making.

Policies and Procedures

Most of the items in the Materials Collection circulate. 

Check-out item limits: RISD students, faculty, staff: 30 items

Loan period: 2 weeks, renewable

Lost/damaged item fees:  $5.00 (or more, depending on the material and its replacement cost)

Materials must be returned in the condition that they were borrowed. If a student wants to use a particular material in a project, we may be able to assist in sourcing the material directly from a distributor. Not all of the materials in the collection are currently available in the marketplace.

Requesting materials: please complete the Material Sample Request Form.

While the materials collection is intended to be encyclopedic, we are happy to acquire samples to be added to the collection.