Using the Library

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The John Carter Brown Library welcomes all researchers whose work requires access to its collections. For information about registering as a reader and for reading room regulations, please visit the Library’s registration page

Registered readers can log into their Library account here.

Material from the collection is consulted in the W. Duncan MacMillan Reading Room under the supervision of Library staff. Please refer to the closing and event schedules for possible changes in reading room hours. 

Appointments are not required to access the collection, but we appreciate advance notice about extended research visits or special requests, particularly during the busy summer research season. Please contact with any questions about arranging your research visit.