Books that are not available at RWU may be borrowed from other libraries within the HELIN Consortium by using the “Request It” function in the online catalog.
Students, faculty and staff are welcome to walk in to all of these libraries except for the RI Hospital libraries. Faculty can gain access to the RISD and other CRIARL libraries with a CRIARL card which is available in the office of the Dean of Libraries on the 3rd floor. The CRIARL card is no longer required for Brown University. You only need a valid RWU ID.
HELIN Media Lending Practice
Few HELIN institutions lend DVDs and Audio Materials outside their own institutions. This is a guide to determine what you can borrow from where.
Materials from other libraries which do not belong to the HELIN consortium may be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan.
Simply fill out the appropriate form to request these materials:
These materials are ordered from other libraries across the country. Allow at least 2 weeks for delivery. Please be sure you have checked the Library Catalog carefully before submitting a request to determine if we own the book you need or it is available at another HELIN institution. This service is offered to RWU students, faculty, staff, and administrators only.