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International Students Library Guide

This guide is designed to help international students use the URI Libraries.

The Info & Research Help Desk

The Info & Research Help Desk is your first line of help in the library. You can contact using one of the following methods.

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

By Phone:
The Info & Research Help Desk can be contacted 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 left for assistance.

Need help?

Click on the black arrow to open the chat in a new window.

If we're not online, please email us at Please allow 1 business day for a response.

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