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FLEET LIBRARY | Research Guides

Rhode Island School of Design

Faculty Guide to Library Resources

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 more

Stay Up-to-Date

Please visit our Remote Library Operations guide for up-to-date information from the library during COVID-19 related interruptions to service.

News from the Library

Click here to request scanning services. Click here to request contactless pickup.

Summer Library Hours: June 1-11 + June 28 - August 13
NOTE: You must be approved for campus access and have a working campus ID in order to visit the library. If this doesn't apply to you, please make use of virtual appointments or email us ( for help!


Open browsing, Appointments 
Contactless Pickup
will be available between
the following hours:

Monday-Friday, 12pm - 4pm


Schedule in-person or virtual appointments 
with Archives and Special Collections

In-person appointments will be
available Mon, Weds, Thurs, and Fri. 



Do you have library books? Visit the "Returning Library Materials" page of this guide for details on returning items, including material samples and picture collection files.


gold clockWhat is available?

What is not currently available?

  • No printers (check here for options)
  • Brown University Libraries are closed to RISD

Log In for Online Access


Your library account enables off-campus access to library databases as well as tools for managing your checked-out items. The VPN provided by IT Services also enables library database access - we recommend it to anyone who uses them frequently!

Get started: Visit the library homepage and click "My Account" in the top right corner. Follow the instructions on the screen.

my accountYour library account login is different from your RISD login.

  • Username: your surname (last name) or your given (first) name should work.
  • Barcode: flip your RISD ID over to the back and look for the long string of numbers starting with 34444... Enter the whole number.

Still having issues? Reach out to us:


Please note that this year some faculty and students have not received printed ID cards. Without an ID card, you will need to ask us for your library barcode number. Just email us at using your official RISD email address.