Fleet Building

In the summer of 2006 the Library moved into a new facility in the first two floors of the former Rhode Island Hospital Trust bank at 15 Westminster Street directly across the river from the RISD Auditorium.
The magnificent banking hall serves as the library’s main reading room, while the second floor accommodates a new reading room for Archives and Special Collections as well as expanded space for the Visual and Material Resource Center, Picture Collection, and Archive of Graphic Design and Illustration.


Fleet Library Brochure


Readings on the history of Rhode Island Hospital Trust

Articles about the Fleet Library at RISD