University Libraries

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These services are available to help you with your research and information needs.

Circulation & Borrowing

The Circulation Desk can help you make sure your URI ID is active as a library card and assist you in requesting and renewing books.


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Digital Initiatives

DigitalCommons@URI is an institutional repository that showcases the diverse array of materials produced by the University of Rhode Island community. Its purpose is to capture, organize, disseminate, preserve and promote the cultural and scholarly record. Providing free and open access to URI’s intellectual and creative output supports the University’s core mission of education as a public good.

Instruction Services & Information Literacy

The University Libraries offer an array of instruction resources to support research and teaching.

Interlibrary Loan

An interlibrary loan (ILL) is a loan made by another library to the University Libraries, so that a researcher here may have access to materials URI does not own. Copies, rather than original materials, may sometimes be supplied.

Media Resource Center

The Media Resource Center serves the University of Rhode Island libraries and community by providing dramatic, documentary, entertainment and educational media in support of the University curriculum.  The Media Resource Center (MRC) is the URI Library’s primary collection of materials in electronic non-print (audio and visual) formats.


The Reserves collection contains material designated by university faculty as high-use or required readings for specific courses. Items on reserve for a course may include books, and special items loaned by faculty. A number of high-use items unrelated to specific courses are also located on reserve.


This page lists forms used by those inside and outside the Libraries. Suggest a book or video for purchase, complete a Library Impact Statement, reserve Galanti Lounge, and more.

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