Access Policy For Guests Of The University

Bryant students are given top priority for all resources at all times

  • The primary function of the Douglas and Judith Krupp Library is to support the instructional and research activities of the Bryant University academic community.

  • Because of demands placed on library resources, access to and use of the library are usually restricted to individuals affiliated with Bryant University.  We do extend some services to alumni, campus visitors, and residents of the town of Smithfield, RI, but the needs of current Bryant community members - our students in particular - take precedence.

  • All library users are expected to be considerate of others and to comply with the rules and regulations of Bryant University and the Douglas and Judith Krupp Library. Failure to do so will result in the suspension of library privileges.

  • Arrangements for other individuals to use the facility will be made according to these guidelines.

Types of Library Privileges

Current photo ID and registration at the Borrower Services desk may be requested of non-Bryant library users.  All IDs, access, and borrowing cards are strictly non-transferable.  All inquiries regarding use of the Bryant University Library should be directed to the Borrower Services Department at Bryant University: telephone 401-232-6125 or email: circdesk@bryant.edu

Some services such as laptop borrowing, Interlibrary Loan, Reuters, Euromonitor, Bloomberg terminals, and reference assistance are limited to those with current valid Bryant University IDs.  A fee is charged by the university for the replacement of lost cards.

Access Cards

  • At present the standard annual fees are $50.00 for access, payable by cash or a check made out to Bryant University
  • Access privileges entitle an individual to enter the library and to use library materials in the building
  • Excludes materials and databases such as Euromonitor which are limited to Bryant faculty, staff, and students
  • Access cards are good for one calendar year

Borrowing Cards

  • At present the standard annual fees are $200.00 for borrowing, payable by cash or a check made out to Bryant University
  • Borrowing privileges also allow for the borrowing of normally circulating material
  • Excludes materials and databases such as Euromonitor which are limited to Bryant faculty, staff, and students
  • Borrowing cards are good for one calendar year

Corporate Cards

  • An organization may purchase an annual $250.00 borrowing card (to be shared among a up to 5 individuals), payable by cash or a check made out to Bryant University
  • One person must be designated as responsible for the use of the card
  • Each corporate card admits only one person at any given time
  • Excludes materials and databases such as Euromonitor which are limited to Bryant faculty, staff, and students
  • Corporate cards are good for one calendar year

Smithfield Residents

Residents of Smithfield may receive, at no cost, the following privileges at the Douglas and Judith Krupp Library at Bryant University:

  • Any resident 18 years of age and older may visit the library and utilize most resources on-site and borrow up to ten circulating, Bryant-owned materials
  • Any resident under the age of 18 may visit the library and utilize most resources on-site
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Excludes materials and databases such as Euromonitor which are limited to Bryant faculty, staff, and students

Residents with a current Rhode Island driver’s license (or other photo ID establishing Smithfield residency) may apply for a Courtesy Card at the Borrower Services Desk. Courtesy Cards will have a one-year expiration date and are renewable on an annual basis with proper identification.

Referrals From Other Libraries

  • Individuals with a short term need for specific material should obtain a letter of referral from their public librarian or school librarian.
  • This letter will allow up to three visits within one week at no charge.

Bryant University Affiliation

Bryant ID Holder
A current Bryant ID is also a library card.

Relative or Guest of Bryant ID Holder
The spouse and children of regular Bryant University faculty, staff and students may be issued borrowing cards at no cost. Other relatives may visit the library while accompanied by the individual with the Bryant ID. An individual with a Bryant ID may register (sign in) and take responsibility for one non-relative guest. The guest must be accompanied by the individual with the Bryant ID at all times.

Alumni
An access card can be issued at no cost to anyone who has been awarded a degree from Bryant University. Alumni must have an Alumni card issued by the Alumni Office . To obtain an alumni card, call the Office of Alumni Relations at 401-232-6040 or e-mail the office at: alumni@bryant.edu .


Other Academic Affiliations

The Douglas and Judith Krupp Library has reciprocal use agreements with a number of other individual libraries and library consortia. Rhode Island libraries currently included are noted below, along with an indication of which agreement applies. The list of the specific agreements follows the list of institutions.  Students from colleges and universities outside of Rhode Island may gain admittance by showing a current valid student ID and a driver's license and must sign in at Borrower Services.

CRIARL (Consortium of Rhode Island Academic and Research Libraries) Members:

  • Brown University
  • Bryant University
  • Community College of Rhode Island
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • Naval War College
  • Providence Athenaeum
  • Providence College
  • Providence Public Library
  • Redwood Library
  • Rhode Island College
  • Rhode Island Historical Society
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • Roger WIlliams University
  • Salve Regina University
  • University of Rhode Island

Faculty and professional staff with CRIARL identification cards may apply for Bryant borrowing privileges at no cost. The CRIARL card is issued by the Library at the home institution. Graduate and undergraduate students of the above institutions are all owed access privileges upon presentation of their college ID's.