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Fleet Library at RISD, 1st Floor

Reference Desk

Regular Hours: Mon-Thurs 8:30am-11:00pm

Fri 8:30am-8pm

Sat 10:00am-6:00pm

Sun 12:00-11:00pm

401 709-5902



Marc Calhoun, Reference/Catalog Librarian

Ellen Petraits, Research & Instruction Librarian

Alice Whiteside, Reference & Instruction Librarian (part-time)


RISD Library Research Guides


Library Liaisons to RISD Departments - Complete List


Interlibrary Loan Online Request Form for Books

Interlibrary Loan Online Request Form for Articles or Media

Librarians are available to answer your questions, assist with your research needs, and guide you in finding and using print and online library resources. The librarians also welcome individual appointments set up in advance.

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