THE JOHN CARTER BROWN LIBRARY substantially expanded its functional space by opening a residence for its research fellows at 79 Charlesfield Street, less than four blocks from the Library. This three-story Victorian house, built in 1869 and beautifully renovated in 2007, includes large meeting areas on the ground floor and serves as an intellectual and social center for the Library’s scholars in residence from month to month.
On October 21, 2009, the Library dedicated the house to Norman Fiering, Director and Librarian of the John Carter Brown Library from 1983 to 2006 in honor of his instrumental role in making the scholars' residence a reality. During his tenure, the fellowship program at the Library was enlarged and invigorated.
79 Charlesfield has ten spacious bedrooms–six with private bathrooms, four with shared bathrooms. In addition, it has a special handicapped-accessible unit on the ground floor.
Some Fellows choose to make their own arrangements for housing. Some bring family or pets, for example, or may not be able to be booked into Fiering House.
For more information about Fiering House, please contact Valerie Andrews, Fellowship Coordinator, or call her at 401-863-2725.