Here is a basic primer to library services on all three campuses, focusing on alterations in services in reaction to COVID-19. We are following State and University guidelines in services. As always, we will do our best to support URI students, faculty, and staff during this challenging time. Please contact us if you experience any difficulties as you work or research.
Have suggestions or comments on services during the crisis? We want to hear from you!
All branches are now open to RI residents! Masks are required inside all branches at all times!
We have restored as many services as possible (see below for details). Should you have additional questions regarding the use of the library, please visit the libraries' website for contact information, changes to hours of operation, and resources available.
The current hours of operation of the three branches and specific services can be found on the Library Hours Page.
Individual offices and resources may not be open all hours.
Digital Collections are completely accessible.
As we move back towards full opening, we must insist that all visitors to the Library branches follow the expectations laid out in the Student Handbook. Due to rising COVID rates and University policy, restrictions now apply to everyone, not just the unvaccinated. While we strive to be welcoming spaces, for the safety at all, violations will not be tolerated. The expectations include:
Normal services have resumed, except:
Almost all of the Libraries’ holdings of journals and magazines published since 2000 - and many before that date - can be accessed online using the search tools in the Articles & Databases link on the Libraries' website, and using the URI Libraries Search to look for specific periodicals or articles.
If you use Google Scholar, see the instructions for connecting Google Scholar to the URI Libraries.
If you are studying off-campus, and you connect to resources via the Libraries home page, you will automatically be connected to materials via our proxy server, which authenticates you as a URI student, faculty, or staff member. See https://uri.libguides.com/circulation/ezproxy for more information.
If a paywalled online information resource is set up to work with URI's proxy server, you can add https://uri.idm.oclc.org/login?url= before the URL to gain access, for example https://uri.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0896841120300469.
If your class could benefit from a librarian-led information literacy session, we can deliver sessions remotely. Contact Prof. Mary MacDonald, Information Literacy Librarian, at email@example.com for more information.
We will be adding to this page frequently as the situation changes, and as we develop better systems for providing you access to the materials you need for your research and studies. If you have suggestions, feel free to email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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