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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.

News from the Library

Click to request contactless pickup from the library. Click to request scanning services from the library.



Click the links at left to begin your request.

Service begins July 15.

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.


What is available through the library?

What is not available?

  • Access to on-site collections and spaces
  • Brown University Libraries and the Providence Athenaeum

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.

Student & Faculty Support

Find info on remote teaching strategies from RISD Research here; academic support services for students (such as Co-Works, A&L, and the Nature Lab) are laid out here.

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.