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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

The Digital Initiatives unit of the University Libraries offers services for the URI community in the areas of sharing and archiving digital materials, digital publishing, Open Access, and more. We create, manage, and provide access to digitized library and archival collections, as well as collect and preserve current URI publications and digital projects. Check out our current list of digital collections.

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.

Open Access Fund

Support for faculty authors who wish to submit articles for publication in open access journals.


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.

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