Common Courtesy (Cards)

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Everyone knows how we like to bend over backwards to help out people here at Bryant, but there are a number of ways that people from outside of the campus community can bask in the glow of our awesomeness, too.  How?  Well, I’m glad you asked.  Here are a few ways in which you, too, Mr. or Ms. Non-Bryant Person can attain a card of your very own that will grant you access to the Douglas and Judith Krupp Library.

  1. Be a Smithfield resident – Bryant has an agreement with the town of Smithfield (including the villages of Esmond, Georgiaville, Stillwater, Spragueville, and Greenville) that allows residents to use the library, access databases on-campus, and check out books for up to 4 weeks at a time, all cheap as free.  You just need to provide proof of residence (driver’s license or other photo ID) and we can set you up with a courtesy card good for one year, which can be renewed each year for as long as you live in Smithfield.

    Please note, however, that services such as reference assistance, Interlibrary Loans, HELIN requests, and media device lending (laptops, iPads, etc.) are limited to current Bryant students, faculty, and staff only.

  2. Buy an Access Only or Access with Borrowing Privileges Card – You don’t live in Smithfield but still want to access the library and maybe borrow our materials?  You can buy an Access Only card for $30, good for coming into the library and using whatever resources we have on-site, or an Access with Borrowing Privileges card for $200, allowing you both on-campus resource access and the ability to take out regular circulating Bryant materials.

    Again, please note that services such as reference assistance, Interlibrary Loans, HELIN requests, and media device lending (laptops, iPads, etc.) are limited to current Bryant students, faculty, and staff only.

  3. Buy a Corporate Access Card – Do you own or work for a local business and need access for yourself and a few other employees?  Then you want a Corporate Access Card, which grants on-campus resource access and borrowing for up to five people from a given organization/company (though one person from the group must be designated as the official card keeper).

    As with the previous examples, services such as reference assistance, Interlibrary Loans, HELIN requests, and media device lending (laptops, iPads, etc.) are limited to current Bryant students, faculty, and staff only.

  4. Take or teach a class through the Executive Development Center (EDC) – EDC students and faculty can access library materials and services – including reference services, e-books, on- and off-campus database access, and Bryant borrowing privileges – for the duration of their class.  A current EDC ID must be presented at time of sign-up and be kept at all times when visiting the library.
  5. Use the US – China Institute Library – Anyone can use the US – China Institute Library in the John H. Chafee Center for free.  But in order to do so, you must first visit us at the Krupp Library in order to set up your card.  Just provide a valid driver’s license and we can set you up to borrow books from their library.

So even if you’re not directly affiliated with Bryant or another HELIN-member institution, there are still plenty of ways to make use of the resources and services we provide.  Any further questions?  As always, just ask!  Drop us a line (library@bryant.edu), give us a call at 401-232-6125, or inquire in person.

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