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FLEET LIBRARY | Research Guides

Rhode Island School of Design

* Remote Library Operations * UPDATES and RESOURCES

Check this page for updates about library services during COVID-19 closures and changes.
Click here to request scanning services. Click here to request contactless pickup.

Library Hours: Spring March 1 - May 28
NOTE: You must be approved for campus access in order to make On-Site Appointments or request Contactless Pickup. If this doesn't apply to you, please make use of virtual appointments or email us ( for help!


Appointments & Contactless Pickup
will be available between
the following hours:

Monday-Thursday, 2pm - 8pm
Friday, 10am - 4pm
Sat & Sun, 1pm- 6pm


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

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


Appointments will be available
between the following hours:

9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm

Do you have library books? Don't worry - most due dates have been extended. 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 walk-in access to the library
  • No printers (check here for options)
  • Brown University Libraries are closed to RISD
  • The Providence Athenaeum is closed to RISD

Library Liaisons

At Fleet Library, each RISD academic department and program has a designated liaison. This librarian or archivist serves as your go-to contact: we can facilitate requests for materials, respond to general questions, and connect you to other library colleagues. In turn, we will work to identify and advocate for your department's interests within the library. If you're not sure who to ask, begin by contacting your Library Liaison.

Contribute to the Archives

At Fleet Library, we want to hear your perspective! We encourage you to answer our archivists' invitation to share your stories and sketchbooks and journals and anything else you'd like to leave behind as a record of RISD's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.