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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.

Online Resources at Fleet Library

Macintosh 128k Home Computer from 1984

Use the tabs at left (or top, from a mobile device) to explore the variety of online resources to which Fleet Library provides access, from eBooks to articles, images, streaming films and beyond. If you have questions or would like help, reach out!



Image: Apple Computer, Inc. Macintosh 128K Home Computer. Manufacture date: 1984. Collection of Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.).

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.