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Access Policies for the following Libraries:

Brown University
Bryant University
Butler Hospital
Community College of R.I.
Eleanor Slater Hospital
Johnson & Wales
Kent County Hospital
Landmark Medical Center
Memorial Hospital
Miriam Hospital
Newport Hospital
Newport Naval Hospital
Providence Athenaeum
Providence College
Redwood Library & Athenaeum
R.I. College
R.I. Department of Health
R.I. Hospital
R.I. School of Design
R.I. State House
Roger Williams Medical Center
Roger Williams University
Roger Williams University Law Library
St. Joseph Health Services
Salve Regina University
South County Hospital
U.S. Naval War College
University of R.I.
Veteran's Administration Hospital

Brown University

  • Rockefeller and Sciences Libraries Head of Circulation 863-2165.  A Brown University Letter of Referral is required. These are available from librarians at Public and CRIARL libraries only.
  • John Hay Library 863-3723 Picture ID required to use materials.
  • John Carter Brown Library 863-2725 2 IDs required to use materials.

Bryant University

  • Douglas and Judith Krupp Library Access Services Librarian 232-6125.  Any college students with current college ID from their schools. Access cards available for fee.

Butler Hospital

  • Isaac Ray Medical Library Librarian 455-6249.  No access.

Community College of Rhode Island Libraries

  • Lincoln Campus Reference Librarian 333-7054.  Open door policy. RI resident--over 18--with proof of residency may obtain a borrower's card.
  • Newport Campus Librarian 851-1698.  Open door policy. RI resident--over 18--with proof of residency may obtain a borrower's card.
  • Providence Campus Librarian 455-6085.  Open door policy. RI resident--over 18--with proof of residency may obtain a borrower's card.
  • Warwick Campus Reference Librarian 825-2491.  Open door policy. RI resident--over 18--with proof of residency may obtain a borrower's card.

Eleanor Slater Hospital (state)

  • Medical Library Librarian 464-3439. Call in advance.

Johnson & Wales University Library

  • Providence, RI:  Open to holders of a HELIN member institution I.D. or CRIARL card. Limited service available to corporate and other special users by arrangement with the library director: (401) 598-1145
  •      Downtown Campus: (401) 598-1098
  •      Harborside Campus: (401) 598-1466
  • Charlotte, NC:  Library access and borrowing privileges for Johnson & Wales I.D. card holders only.  Some exceptions may be made by appointment for those doing culinary arts-related research.  (980) 598-1611
  • Denver, CO:  Open door policy.  Borrowing privileges for Johnson & Wales I.D. card holders only.  (303) 256-9345
  • N. Miami, FL:  Open door policy.  Borrowing privileges for current Johnson & Wales I.D. card holders only.  (305) 892-7043

Kent County Hospital

  • Health Sciences Library,  Library Director 737-7010 x1309. Open door policy 8:30 - 4:30, Mon.- Fri..  Reference services may be available as well per fee schedule.

Landmark Medical Center

  • Lee Health Sciences Library, Librarian 769-4100 X2054. Referral by local librarian. Appointment necessary.

Memorial Hospital

  • Health Sciences Library Library Coordinator 729-2212.  Referral by local librarian. Appointment necessary.

Miriam Hospital  A Lifespan Partner

  • Health Sciences Library  793-2291  Library Director. Open door policy. Limited services available. Annual membership fee allows for extended services.

Newport Hospital

  • Ina Mosher Health Sciences Library Librarian 846-6400. Open door policy. Limited reference service.

Newport Naval Hospital

  • Medical Library Librarian 841-4512. Open door policy.

Providence Athenaeum

  • Director 421-6970.  Visitors must register. Some library areas are restricted to members. Special rates are available for students.

Providence College

  • Phillips Memorial Library Access Services Librarian: 865-1897 or 865-1622. Open door policy.

Redwood Library & Athenaeum

  • Director of Library Functions 847-0292.  Access to general collections, appointment required for Special Collections. Memberships encouraged.

Rhode Island College

  • James P. Adams Library Head of Circulation 456-8126. Open door policy.

Rhode Island Department of Health

  • Health Library, 222-2068, is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 4:30.  Open door policy, however, appointment advised for specific research requests. Borrowing privileges with valid RI drivers license or college student ID--2 week loan.

Rhode Island Hospital  A Lifespan Partner

  • Peters Health Sciences Library  444-4671 Library Director.   Open door policy. Limited services available. Annual membership fee allows for extended services.

Rhode Island School of Design

  • Readers' Services Librarian 454-6227.  Open door policy. Membership available for fee.

Rhode Island State House Library

  • Librarian 277-2473. Open door policy.

Roger Williams Medical Center

  • Health Sciences Librarian 456-2036.   Appointment necessary.

Roger Williams University Library

  • Head of Circulation 254-3084, Head of Circulation for Architecture 254-3679.  Open door policy.

Roger Williams University Law Library

  • Library Director 254-4546. Open to members of the R.I. Bar. Others w/permission of librarian on Law Library staff. Call in advance.

St. Joseph Health Services

  • Health Sciences Library, Director of Library Services 456-3036 (Fatima).  Referral by local librarian. Appointment necessary.

Salve Regina University Library

  • Reference Department, 341-2289. Open door policy. AV, Special Collections, & databases selectively available to non-primary users.

South County Hospital Library

  • Medical Staff Librarian (401) 788-1463.  Appointment Necessary. Monday-Friday, 8am- 12noon.

United States Naval War College Library

  • Reference Librarian 841-6500,  Reading Services Librarian 841-2642.  Patron must have specific research needs for materials known to be owned. Special permission is needed to enter Naval Base. One must call in advance for instructions. Monday-Friday 8:30-4:00 only.

University of Rhode Island Libraries

  • Kingston Reference Desk 874-2653. Open door policy. RI citizen w/proof of residency may get borrower's card.
  • College of Continuing Education Library Director 277-5130. Open door policy. RI citizen w/proof of residency may get borrower's card.
  • Pell Marine Sciences Library Library Director 874-6546. Open door policy. RI citizen w/proof of residency may get borrower's card.

Veteran's Administration Hospital

  • Library Service Chief of Library Services 457-3001.  Open door policy. Limited reference service.

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