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Fleet Library at RISD

Spring 2020 information

Hours of operation (online only): Monday–Friday, 8:30 am–4:30 pm

For the Spring 2020 semester, Fleet Library has expanded its collection of subscription-based electronic resources. Librarians are also available to help faculty and students find online alternatives to the print resources they usually rely on. Please see the summary of resources available via our remote operation updates and resources page. For questions, please contact us at

Fleet Library at RISD is a place for inquiry and inspiration, occupying the first and second floors of 15 Westminster Street. With over 100,000 books and periodicals, institutional archives, special collections, artists' books, material samples and picture collection, there is much to explore on site. Fleet Library also provides the RISD community with access to a wide range of digital resources, along with professional expertise to help navigate both online and physical resources for classroom instruction, individual research support and creative work.


Emily Begin
Cataloging Specialist, Digital Imaging
401 709-5936

Ariel Bordeaux
Senior Library Assistant, Special Collections (pt)
401 709-5923

Laura Browne
Senior Library Assistant, Circulation & Reserves
401 709-5907

Anne Butler
Visual Resource Center Assistant
401 709-5934

Marc Calhoun
Catalog/Reference Librarian
401 709-5941

Claudia Covert
Special Collections Librarian
401 709-5927

Emily Coxe
Research & Instruction Librarian
401 709-5908

Donna DeForbes
Senior Library Assistant, Acquisitions
401 709-5945

Douglas Doe
Digital Archivist
401 709-5922

Amy Doyle
Administrative Coordinator
401 709-5912

Robert Garzillo
Technical Services Librarian
401 709-5944

Gail Geisser
Access Services Manager
401 709-5904

Susan Gifford
Senior Library Assistant, Technical Services
401 709-5942

Andrew Martinez
401 709-5920

Stephen McCaughey
Senior Library Assistant, Circulation and Serials
401 709-5906

Margot Nishimura
Dean of Libraries
401 709-5909

Erin Perfect
Research & Instruction Librarian
401 709-5943

Ellen Petraits
Research and Instruction Librarian
401 709-5905

Mark Pompelia
Visual and Material Resource Librarian
401 709-5935

Mark Sweeney
Senior Library Assistant, Circulation and Stacks
401 709-5906

Alecia Underhill
Materials and Picture Collections Supervisor