Program Planner's Guide to Brown Library Servicesfor
Summer Courses, Conferences, Special Programs
Access to Library Buildings | Library Hours | Use of Electronic Resources
Library Instruction | Borrowing Library Materials | Reserves & Carrels
Other Libraries and Facilities
Access to Library Buildings: Rockefeller and Sciences Libraries
The Rockefeller and Sciences Libraries are limited-access facilities. Therefore, every person must show proper authorization in order to enter them. Access priviliges for the Rockefeller and Sciences Libraries include in-library use of books and journals in open stack collections, current periodicals, newspapers, microfilms, government documents, maps, photocopiers, and reference collections.
How to Arrange for Library Access
If you forsee that members of your group will need or want to visit the Rockefeller or Sciences Library, you should make arrangements well in advance.
If your group will be getting Brown photo-IDs: You may request access to library buildings as one of the privileges encoded on the card. If you are working with Conference Services (401-863-1444) or Summer Studies, those offices can facilitate procuring IDs. Otherwise, contact the Brown Card office directly at 401-863-CARD.
If your group is NOT getting
Please contact the Circulation Office of the Rockefeller
at least two weeks in advance of the group's arrival. We
to accommodate your needs. In some cases a nominal charge may
Access to Josiah, the library's on-line catalog is readily available to everyone in the library. However, the use of computer workstations for other electronic library resources requires that a person have a Brown University NetID.
ContactComputing and Information Services at 401-863-7371.
CIS computer clusters at the Rockefeller Library
(levels 1 and 2)
and Sciences Library (level A and the mezzanine) are available
on a "first come first served" basis
to individuals who have access to the libraries, and a Brown
NetID. Responsibility for the clusters, and assisting people
rests with Computing and Information Services. For information
please contact Computer Consultants at 863-7HLP.
For information about library orientation and
for your group, see
Instruction Services. Fill out the online form to request a
session, or contact the Reference Department in the Rockefeller
(401-863-2167, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or Sciences Library (863-3333, e-mail email@example.com,
or the John Hay Library (401-863-3723), firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reference assistance is usually available Monday through
By special arrangement, and upon demonstrated need, library borrowing privileges may be extended to individuals in your group. To be considered for library borrowing your group should be housed locally, must be getting Brown IDs, and should be on campus for at least two weeks. As a sponsor, you must guarantee that all library materials will be safely returned at the end of the program, and that any outstanding bills or fines will be paid.
In order to check out library material,
have a Brown ID. You arrange for this with the
Office and/or Conference Services. When you request the
be sure to indicate that you require library borrowing for all
and will take responsibility for all materials and charges that
be incurred. Borrowing of library materials does not include
It is sometimes possible to arrange for selected readings to be gathered in the library for members of your group to use. If your group will have library borrowing privileges, your readings may be placed on library course reserve. Another way to gather readings together for your group is to have them placed in a box, shelf, orstudy carrel for individuals to consult in the library.
How to Arrange for Library Course Reserves and Carrels
In order to determine the best method to meet your needs, please speak to the Course Reserve staff at the library of primary interest to you:
Music Library. The Orwig Music Library has a circulating
of books and scores, and offeres course reserve services. Audio
may be used in the Library only.
Services. Media services provides instructional media and
to the Brown community, and houses the Library's video
Slide Library.During the summer, slides in this collection
borrowed only for use in classes held in the List Art Building.
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