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There will be no Fall 2020 Reserves, see the 'Reserves' for more information.

Viewing Stations

Viewing stations (VHS/DVD player) have been temporarily removed due to occupancy and social distancing constraints.  External disc drives may be checked out at the circulation desk to use with a laptop (laptop must have usb drive).



Circulating DVDs and Blu-ray may be borrowed by URI Faculty, Staff, Undergraduate/Graduate students and borrowers possessing a URI borrowing card.  Titles with a location of course or permanent reserve may be borrowed by Faculty/Staff and Graduate students for classroom use only.

Home use:

  • Patrons with valid Rhode Island Resident cards are authorized to check out two titles at a time as long as the titles are not on reserve. 16mm films do not circulate.
  • The following borrowing periods apply:

Borrower type

Loan Period

URI Undergraduate Student

One week

URI Faculty/Staff/Grad Student

Three weeks

RI Resident with URI borrowing card

One week

  • Media materials can not be renewed. Media materials which are not returned on time will be assessed a $2.00 per day per item fine. Items which would normally be due back on a holiday will be due back the first working day following the holiday.

Physical Media

DVD & Blu-ray Requesting

Items in the Media Collection are cannot be requested through the library catalog.  If you would like to request an item be pulled and held for pickup please call Circulation (401-874-2672).

For specific details regarding library services, policies and procedures during Covid19 please see the Coronavirus and the URI Libraries page:


DVD & Blu-ray Purchase Form

To best serve you and your students:

  • Request for New Purchases should be submitted at least three weeks prior to time period for which item is needed for class
  • CCE Faculty - Please submit requests for items at least four weeks prior to time period for which item is needed for class

Make sure you click 'SUBMIT' (it will be a blue button).  If you do not click submit, your request will not be received.

Purchase Request form:

Streaming Media

Streaming Media Subscription

Please be aware we are not able to fill all requests for streaming media.  Titles with potential use in multiple courses will be given priority.   All streaming subscriptions are for ONE year.

Streaming Requests form:

Media Curator

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Angel Ferria
(401) 874-2530

Microfilm Area

The URI Library Microfilm/fiche Collection is located in the Lower Level of the Carothers Library and Learning Commons on the Kingston Campus.  The collection contains:

Newspapers (Section 1)

Journals (Section 2)

Serials (Section 3)

University dissertations and theses that have not been converted to digital formats (Section 4)

Educational Resource Information Center (ERIC) Documents on Microfiche (Section 5)

Other microfiche documents (Section 6)

Titles can be searched in our catalog.

Manual microform readers can be found on the lower level, to the left of the Technology Help Desk.

The digital microform reader can be found in the Interlibrary Loan Unit, located in the back of the Circulation Unit.  Scanned copies of microfilm can be obtained either in person or by using the instructions below.

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