Visiting Special Collections

Although visitors are welcome any time Special Collections is open, appointments are strongly recommended. To make an appointment, contact the Special Collections Librarian at or by phone at 401.455.8021. The department is typically open during the hours below:

Monday: 1:00-5:00 (Evenings by appointment)
Tuesday: 9:30-12:00; 1:00-5:00
Wednesday: By appointment
Thursday: 1:00-5:00 (Evenings by appointment)
Friday: 1:00-5:00
Saturday & Sunday: By appointment

Special Collections materials do not circulate and may only be used in the reading room. Visitors are asked to provide a government-issued picture ID. Pens are not allowed, but pencils and laptops are, and Wi-Fi is available throughout the Library.