"By preserving, expanding, and providing enhanced access to its world-renowned collection, the John Carter Brown Library inspires scholarship, stimulates innovative and creative engagement with its materials, and connects communities around the world with the history and culture of the early Americas."

Located on the campus of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, The John Carter Brown Library welcomes individuals and communities from around the world to research, learn, and share knowledge about the early Americas through its collections.  Committed to digital as well as on site access to its world-leading materials focused on the full western hemisphere from the 15th through the 19th centuries , the JCB supports research fellowships, a digital platform, Americana, and a regular program of academic and public events.