Library Services For Literary And Cultural Studies

Douglas and Judith Krupp Library

The Douglas and Judith Krupp Library at Bryant University has a wealth of resources, information, and services to accommodate the Literary and Cultural Studies program at Bryant. Explore the library via our web site at to become familiar with the staff, facility, and services available. Reference Librarian Maura Keating is the liaison to the Literary and Cultural Studies program. Contact Maura to learn more about any of the resources listed here, to schedule a tour of the library, or to set up a research appointment.

Ask a Librarian

Bryant librarians are available to assist with your research wherever you are. You can contact us by text message, IM, phone, email, or in person:

You are always welcome to drop by the library's reference desk with any question, or if you would prefer to make an appointment, please fill out this form or stop by the reference desk. You can TEXT a Bryant Librarian at 401.595.7306 (This number is for text messaging only. Standard text messaging charges may apply.), CALL us at 401.232.6299, or EMAIL us at You can IM a Librarian using AIM, Yahoo, MSN, or Google Talk at bryantlibchat.If you don't want to log in to your IM account while you are studying, use the IM widget on the Ask a librarian page! To stay in touch and learn more about what is happening at the library, become our fan on Facebook or follow us on Twitter!

Subject Guides

Bryant librarians and library staff are available to assist you with your research most days from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. If you find that you need assistance after hours, we have designed a series of online subject guides that can help you to locate books, articles, videos, web sites and more using Bryant's HELIN Library catalog and library databases. Subject guides are available for the following LCS topics and areas of study:

Electronic Databases and Resources

The library subscribes to a wide array of electronic resources - most are available from your dorm room or from off campus. Click on Articles and Databases from the library homepage to access them from on or off campus. The following databases are a sample of the databases available for LCS topics:

Journals List (Serial Solutions) and Inter-Library Loan

Our databases and our print subscriptions give LCS students access to a large number of journals, magazines, and newspapers. If you would like to know if we have full text access to a particular journal, use the Journals List on the Articles and Databases page. Articles unavailable via our subscriptions can be obtained throughInterlibrary loan at no charge. You may also browse electronic journals by topic area:

If you need a book that is not available in the HELIN or InRhode catalogs, or a journal article which we do not have access to, you can request it through InterLibrary Loan. Allow up to two weeks for delivery. Some requests will be sent to you electronically.

Library Catalog and HELIN

The Douglas and Judith Krupp Library is a member of the HELIN (Higher Education Library Information Network) library consortium. HELIN is a group of libraries that have come together to share their resources in order to give you access to a larger number of books, DVDs, CDs, and more. When you search the HELIN Library Catalog, you can search for items available at Bryant or items available to the entire HELIN system, including the following libraries:

When you are searching the "Entire Collection" within the HELIN Library catalog, you can request items from the above libraries using the "Request" button. Requested items will be delivered to Bryant within two or three business days. You may also visit other HELIN member libraries using your Bryant ID (be sure to activate your Bryant ID at the Douglas and Judith Krupp Library Circulation Desk if you haven't already done so.) The InRhode Library Catalog is a shared catalog between HELIN and Brown University. When you search InRhode, you gain access to approximately six million volumes and just like HELIN, requests from Brown University still only take 2 - 3 days.

Library Hours

(Check the library web site for holiday, summer and vacation hours.)
Sunday : Noon - Midnight
Monday through Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The Reference Desk

Reference Desk Hours During the Academic Year:
Sunday: Noon to 10 p.m. (Reference Assistant 10 p.m. - 1:30a.m.)
Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m. 10 p.m. (Reference Assistant 10 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.)
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Reference Librarians
Jenifer Bond  --
Laura Kohl --
Maura Keating --
Colleen Anderson --
Mackenzie Dunn --
Andria Tieman --

Reference Assistants
Anthony Marando --
Katherine Lickwar --



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For further assistance, contact:
Maura Keating, Reference Librarian
(401) 232-6299 or IM a Librarian

Subject Specialities:
Arts - History - Latin American Studies - Literature - Mathematics - Web Evaluation