Visitors are welcome during normal hours of operation. Patrons under the age of 18 must always be accompanied by a guardian. 

Providence College has established an Acceptable Use Policy that provides guidelines and rules for the use and misuse of all campus technology resources. This policy is enforced and should be read in full and adhered to when utilizing campus technology resources. This policy is subject to change and should be reviewed often. All users of Phillips Memorial Library resources must comply with this policy. Failure to do so will result in the suspension of library privileges. 


There is no Wi-Fi available for visitors. However, there are four computers available for use by non-PC patrons. Please see a staff member at the circulation desk or the researcHub for assistance accessing a computer.  


Eduroam is a wireless network roaming service. It allows members of other Eduroam subscribers to connect to the wireless network on our campus using their own institution’s credentials. You should contact your institution for instructions on how to set up your device for Eduroam before arriving at Providence College. 


Printing and photocopying are available with the purchase of a visitor card. Visitor cards may be purchased for $1 from the card machine on the main level of the library.  After the purchase of the card, funds need to be added to print. Denominations of $1, $5, $10, $20 are accepted, but the machine does not make change.  

HP LaserJet printers print in black & white only. Xerox printers print in color and black & white. 

Printing costs: 

Black & White, Single-sided – $0.08
Black & White, Double-sided – $0.05 
Color, Single-sided – $0.50 
Color, Double-sided – $0.50 

HELIN Consortium

All HELIN ID holders, with accounts in good standing, have access and borrowing privileges at the Phillips Memorial Library. This includes faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students of HELIN institutions. Media, technology, special collections, and archive materials do not circulate through HELIN.  

HELIN patrons may borrow up to 30 items for one month. These items are renewable twice online or in person. There may be charges if materials are not returned promptly. Charges accrued at the Phillips Memorial Library may be transferred to your library and/or bursar account. 

There is no Wi-Fi available for HELIN visitors. However, there are four computers available for use by non-PC patrons. All public printers require the purchase of a visitor card. 

Special Borrowers

All special borrowers may borrow up to 20 books at a time for 1 month and can access electronic books and journals on-site only (Please see a member of staff for access). 

Special Borrowers include: 

  • CRIARL: Patrons with a valid membership card from a CRIARL institution may borrow selected material. 
  • Visiting Scholars or Graduate Students:  Visiting scholars or graduate students may apply for library cards. At the discretion of the Library Director, cards are issued during College business hours (Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm). A current ID from the home institution is required. 
  • Members of the Clergy: Members of the clergy may apply for a permanent borrowing card. Cards are issued during College business hours (Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm). A valid picture ID is required. 
  • Alumni: All Providence College degree holders (PC Alumni) may request a free library card by visiting the circulation desk at Phillips Memorial Library during College business hours (Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm).  

Overdue and Billed Materials for Special Borrowers

There are no fines for overdue Phillips Memorial Library materials. After 30 days, overdue materials become billed materials. Patrons are billed $50 for items not returned.