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Use A Computer:
The following spaces in the library provide patrons access to computers


Main Entrance Computers |      

This space is available while the library is open


The 4 outward facing machines are available to all patrons, the remaining 9 are for student/faculty use only

If you require a guest login, ask a researcHub assistant or someone at the Circulation Desk to log you in

Bring your own headphones if you require sound (you can borrow headphones from the Circulation Desk with a proper ID)


Circulation Desk: (401) 865-1993
researcHub: (401) 865-2581

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Main Floor Rear Computers |      

This space is available while the library is open


These computers are for student/faculty use only

Bring your own headphones if you require sound (you can borrow headphones from the Circulation Desk with a proper ID)

Patrons have access to microfilm readers in this space


Circulation Desk: (401) 865-1993

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Second Floor Computers |      

This space is available while the library is open


These computers are for student/faculty use only

Bring your own headphones if you require sound (you can borrow headphones from the Circulation Desk with a proper ID)

The Second Floor is considered quiet zone, please be mindful of this


Circulation Desk: (401) 865-1993

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Print Something:
The following spaces in the library provide patrons access to printers


Main Entrance Computers (Printers) |      

This space is available while the library is open


The printers in this space accept PC Cash. They require a valid PC ID, or print card from the PC cash machine on the 1st floor just past the staircase/elevator

If a printer is malfunctioning or you require assistance, please see an associate at the researcHub or Circulation Desk


Circulation Desk: (401) 865-1993
researcHub: (401) 865-2581

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Main Floor Rear Computers (Printers) |      

This space is available while the library is open


The printers in this space accept PC Cash. They require a valid PC ID, or print card from the PC cash machine on the 1st floor just past the staircase/elevator

If a printer is malfunctioning or you require assistance, please see an associate at the Circulation Desk

Patrons have access to microfilm readers in this space


Circulation Desk: (401) 865-1993

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Second Floor Computers (Printers) |      

This space is available while the library is open


The printers in this space accept PC Cash. They require a valid PC ID, or print card from the PC cash machine

If a printer is malfunctioning or you require assistance, please see an associate at the Circulation Desk

The Second Floor is considered a quiet zone, please be mindful of this


Circulation Desk: (401) 865-1993

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Lower Level (Printers) |      

This space is available while the library is open


This printer/copier can print in color or black and white

This printer accepts PC Cash. It requires a valid PC ID, or print card from the PC cash machine


Circulation Desk: (401) 865-1993

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Use a scanner/fax/copier:
The following spaces in the library provide patrons access to printers, scanners, or copiers


researcHub |      

This space is available while the library is open


There are 2 Windows machines here set up with flat bed scanners

Remember to bring storage for your scans (usb flash drive, external hd, cd/dvd) or be sure to save them to your shared drive


Circulation Desk: (401) 865-1993
researcHub: (401) 865-2581

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Research Assistance Office |      

This space is available by appointment while the library is open


The Research Assistance Office is typically for one on one research help with a librarian

There is access to a fax machine here


Circulation Desk: (401) 865-1993
researcHub: (401) 865-2581

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Main Floor Study (Copier) |    

This space is available while the library is open


This copier is just past the staircase/elevator on the main floor

This copier accepts PC Cash only! It requires a valid PC ID, or print card from the PC cash machine nearby

Patrons may only make copies here


Circulation Desk: (401) 865-1993
researcHub: (401) 865-2581

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Second Floor Study (Copier) |    

This space is available while the library is open


This copier is just to the right of the staircase/elevator on the second floor

This copier accepts bills/change or PC Cash (not PC prints), the cash machine will make change if necessary

Patrons may only make copies here


Circulation Desk: (401) 865-1993
researcHub: (401) 865-2581

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Lower Level (Printers) |      

This space is available while the library is open


This is the only printer/copier in the library that can print/copy in color

This printer/copier accepts PC Cash, or PC Prints (this is the only copier in the library that accepts either)

Save paper and utilize the scan-to-email option


Circulation Desk: (401) 865-1993

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Edit/Create Media:
The following spaces in the library provide patrons access to multimedia software and hardware:


MediaHub |    

This space is available while the library is open


Patrons can borrow extra hardware including camcorders, and DSLR cameras

Visit the Media Hub website →

There is a single Mac workstation outfitted for working with audio (pictured)


Digital Publishing Services (401) 865-1517
Circulation Desk: (401) 865-1993

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Use Video Conferencing Equipment:
The following spaces in the library provide faculty and staff access to video conferencing equipment:


Video Conference Room |  

This space is available only to faculty and staff while the library is open


The Video Conference Room is currently for faculty/staff use only


Circulation Desk: (401) 865-1993

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Check Out Books:
The following spaces in the library provide patrons access to check out books:


Circulation Desk |    

This space is available while the library is open


Patrons can check out books, and course reserves, as well as laptops, iPads, chargers and cables

Check out books on your own with the self check-out kiosk


Circulation Desk: (401) 865-1993

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Check Out Tech/Equipment:
The following spaces in the library provide patrons access to check out technology & equipment:


Circulation Desk |    

This space is available while the library is open


Patrons can check out books, and course reserves, as well as laptops, iPads, chargers and cables

Check out books on your own with the self check-out kiosk


Circulation Desk: (401) 865-1993

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Find Study Spaces:
The following spaces in the library provide patrons access to study space:


Main Floor Rear Quiet Zone |  

This space is available while the library is open


There are a variety of tables and seats for your comfort

This area is considered a quiet zone, please be mindful of this


Circulation Desk: (401) 865-1993

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Main Floor General Study |  

This space is available while the library is open


There are large tables here for more collaborative work and study

While not specified as a quiet zone, please remain mindful of your noise levels


Circulation Desk: (401) 865-1993

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Lower Level (tecHub & Tech Station) |        

This space is available while the library is open


Most of the tables and chairs have wheels and are mobile

Many of the tables have the capability of interlocking to create a larger more collaborative work space

Privacy, or, "hush" chairs are available, they will drown out exterior sounds


Circulation Desk: (401) 865-1993
tecHub: (401) 865-1133

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Rehearse A Presentation:
The following spaces in the library provide patrons access to presentation equipment:


Lower Level 04A (LL04A) |  

This space is available while the library is open


LL04A includes a projector, and speakers

This room is soundproof


Circulation Desk: (401) 865-1993

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Research:
The following spaces in the library provide patrons access to research tools & help:


researcHub |      

This space is available:
Mon - Fri from 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sat from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sun from 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.


There is a card encoder machine at the researcHub desk that will re-encode your PC ID if there are access issues


Circulation Desk: (401) 865-1993
researcHub: (401) 865-2581

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Research Assistance Office |      

This space is available by appointment while the library is open


The Research Assistance Office is typically for one on one research help with a librarian

There is access to a fax machine here


Circulation Desk: (401) 865-1993
researcHub: (401) 865-2581

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Lounge:
The following spaces in the library provide patrons with comfort & relaxation:


The Pit |    

This space is available while the library is open


The Pit is a small recessed area in the middle of the library with comfortable seating and light reading material

Check out a floor to ceiling view of the library


Circulation Desk: (401) 865-1993

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interHub |        

This space is available while the library is open


The Ruane Connector provides easy access to the Ruane Center for the Humanities from the library main entrance

There is a small Starbucks kiosk at the Ruane end of the connector


Circulation Desk: (401) 865-1993

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Lower Level (tecHub & Tech Station) |        

This space is available while the library is open


Most of the tables and chairs have wheels and are mobile

Many of the tables have the capability of interlocking to create a larger more collaborative work space

Privacy, or, "hush" chairs are available, they will drown out exterior sounds


Circulation Desk: (401) 865-1993

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Get Snacks:
The following spaces in the library provide patrons with comfort & relaxation:


interHub |        

This space is available while the library is open


There is a small Starbucks kiosk at the Ruane end of the tunnel

There are vending machines for food and drink in the tunnel


Circulation Desk: (401) 865-1993

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Lower Level (tecHub & Tech Station) |        

This space is available while the library is open


Most of the tables and chairs have wheels and are mobile

Many of the tables have the capability of interlocking to create a larger more collaborative work space

Privacy, or, "hush" chairs are available, they will drown out exterior sounds


Circulation Desk: (401) 865-1993

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