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Instruction Services & Information Literacy

This guide provides an overview of the wide range of instructional programs and services the University Libraries offer.

Reference & Research Help

Reference librarians are available to assist library users in finding and evaluating information. However, researchers can get started using the links on the left.

Reference & Research Help Phone Numbers

Robert L. Carothers Library & Learning Commons, Kingston • 401.874.2653

CCE Library, Providence • 401.277.5130 

Pell Library, Narragansett • 401.874.6161 

Hearing-impaired users may reach any Reference Desk through the Rhode Island Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 711 or 1-800-745-5555 (TTY).

Individualized Research Consultations

For individualized research consultations, contact your Subject Selector/Library Liaison.

Contact Information

The Head of Reference in Kingston is Peter Larsen. He can be reached by e-mail at or by telephone at (401) 874-4637. For more information about reference services at CCE, please contact Joanna Burkhardt at (401) 277-5133 or For reference services at the Pell Library, call (401) 874-6161.

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