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Welcome to the University of Rhode Island! We hope that the University Librararies will become a home away from home for you and your research.

You will find the friendly librarians at URI to be an indispensible resource for your academic success. The resources on this page will support your library orientation session and will help you do the work your instructors ask of you.

The Info & Research Help Desk

The Info & Research Help Desk is your first line of help in the Library. Contact us with any questions you may have. If we don't know the answers, we can direct you to someone who does. You can contact us:

In Person:
Feel free to come to the Info & Research Help Desk
 on the main floor of the library to ask for help! For the latest information on Info & Research Help Desk hours, see the Library Hours link on the left.

By Phone
The Info & Research Help Desk
 can be contated by phone at (401) 874-2653 during Info & Research Help Desk hours. There is no answering machine, so if the desk is busy, you may need to call back.

By Email:
Send email to Emails may take 1-2 business days to get routed to the correct librarian.

By Online Chat:
Some things are hard to explain by chat, but it is good for many questions.
During Info & Research Help Desk hours, use the chat box on the right for assistance.

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