The Library Collections Annex is located at 10 Park Lane in Providence, RI, about 4 miles from campus. The Annex is a high-density storage facility with a capacity of 2.5 million volumes. Collections from all campus libraries, and in a variety of formats, are shelved by size and located by barcode in a warehouse environment where temperature and humidity are carefully controlled.
Material shelved at the Annex may be requested using the Library's online catalog (Josiah); requested items are delivered to campus libraries usually within 24 hours. Other services offered by the Annex include electronic desktop delivery of journal articles and on-site use of Annex materials. The Annex is open during normal University hours.