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Fleet Library at RISD

Founded in 1878, the RISD Library is one of the oldest independent art college libraries in the country. Its more than 150,000 volumes and 380 periodical subscriptions offer unusual depth and richness in the areas of architecture, art, design and photography. The collection provides strong historical and contemporary perspectives, and materials in landscape architecture, ceramics, textiles, and jewelry support upper-level research. The library is also noted for its artist’s book collection, its rare books and outstanding visual resources collections.

  • Monday–Thursday, 8:30 am–11 pm
  • Friday, 8:30 am–8 pm
  • Saturday, 10 am–6 pm
  • Sunday, noon–11 pm