Email Reference

We can provide brief answers, assist with search strategies, resource recommendations and information about our collections and services via e-mail.


  • We will respond to request for information within 2 business days (Monday-Friday).
  • If you need a faster response to your questions, please call our telephone reference service at (401) 739-5440 x5.
  • We will send an e-mail to update you on the status of your request if more than 2 business days are needed to answer your question.
  • We check the e-mail reference box once a day.
  • Some questions, such as Inter-Library Loan and Consumer Reports information, are better handled by telephone – Please call Reference at (401) 739-5440 x5.
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