College Hill Libraries (CHiL) - Brown University & Rhode Island School of Design


RISD Library Services
for
Brown ID Holders
Brown Library Services
for
RISD ID Holders

Who? Most holders of current Brown IDs, with clear records at the Brown library, have access and borrowing privileges at the RISD Library. This includes:
  • Brown undergrad, grad and med students
  • Brown staff
  • Brown faculty and visiting scholars/fellows
Most holders of current RISD IDs, with clear records at the RISD library, have access and borrowing privileges at the Brown Library. This includes:
  • RISD undergrad and grad students
  • RISD staff
  • RISD faculty and curators

Where?
  • See a map of library locations.
  • Fleet Library at RISD, 15 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • 401-709-5901, email
  • Website, directions and hours
  • Library catalog . The RISD catalog can be accessed from Brown's Josiah by clicking "Search RISD".
  • RISD's library catalog is shared with the Providence Athenaeum, 251 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903. Tel 401-421-6970 An annual student membership costs $30 with a letter of good standing from the Rockefeller Library. Membership for faculty and staff ranges from $50-$185. Additional information is available at www.providenceathenaeum.org.
  • See a map of library locations.
  • Brown Libraries available for RISD users:
       Rockefeller Library, 10 Prospect Street
       Sciences Library, 201 Thayer Street
       Orwig Music Library, 1 Young Orchard Avenue
       John Hay Library, 20 Prospect Street
  • 401-863-2165, email
  • Library website
  • Hours & locations
  • Josiah - the Library catalog. Josiah can be searched from the RISD catalog by clicking the "Search Brown" button.
  • RISD's Library catalog is shared with the Providence Athenaeum, 251 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903. Tel 401-421-6970. RISD users can borrow 5 books at a time. Extended borrowing privileges are available with the purchase of a student membership for $30. Additional information is available at www.providenceathenaeum.org.

How?
  • Register at the RISD Library each academic year and summer by presenting your Brown ID at the RISD Library Circulation Desk.
  • RISD staff will check your Brown Library record to confirm your current and good standing.
  • Your Brown ID will be your RISD library card for that academic year or summer.
  • Register at the Brown Library each academic year and summer by presenting your RISD ID at the Rockefeller Library service desk.
  • Brown staff will check your RISD Library record to confirm your current and good standing.
  • Your RISD ID will be your Brown library card for that academic year or summer.

What?
  • Most books and Picture Collection items can be checked out.
  • Most other material may be used in the library building.
  • Most books at the Rockefeller, Sciences and Orwig libraries can be checked out.
  • Most other material may be used in the library building.

Policies
  • Brown faculty can borrow up to 25 items for about a month.
  • Others from Brown can check out up to 5 at a time for a month.
  • Usually renewable once.
  • 40 Picture Collection items can be borrowed for 3 weeks, renewable 3 times.
  • There may be charges if material is not returned promptly.
  • Charges accrued at the RISD Library may be transferred to your Brown Library or Bursar account.
  • Please return books to the owning library.
  • RISD faculty and curators can borrow up to 25 items for about a month.
  • Others from RISD can check out up to 5 at a time for a month.
  • Usually renewable.
  • There may be charges if material is not returned promptly.
  • Charges accrued at the Brown Library may be transferred to your RISD Library or Bursar account.
  • Please return books to the owning library.
  • Other important information about using the Brown Library