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COVID-19 and the Library

Communications with the Library 

Chat with a Librarian hours M-F 10 am – 10 pm, Sa Noon-8 pm, Su Noon – 10 pm 

Email a Librarian  

Circulation Desk Phone: 401-865-1993  

ResearcHub Phone: 401-865-2581

Text a Librarian 401-200-3894 

For Students

Research Guides

Free eBooks and eTextbooks

Two online digital course materials platforms offering free access to a selection of their material. Each is providing up to seven items which you can use until May 25th. Each requires you to create an account. For assistance using either of these platforms, please contact the Library using the communications options above.

For Faculty 

Use this Remote Learning Online Resource Request Form to request e-books or streaming video for the classes you will be teaching remotely. Please keep in mind the high volume of requests that we are receiving and ask only for those items that you need between now and April 14.

The library can provide remote library instruction with Zoom, either live sessions (which will be recorded) or recorded session.  Please contact Andria Tieman Michney, the library’s Instruction Coordinator, at ex. 1252 or, to organize such a session.

The library’s Research Guide for Remote Teaching Resources contains the following elements:

  • Online Teaching Sites and Tools
  • Course-Specific Online Research Guides
  • Free Online Scholarly Content