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  • This service provides brief answers to factual questions and/or gives referrals to resources (online, print and to other agencies)
  • We will respond to all questions within 2 business days. If you need a faster response to your questions, please visit or call the Reference Dept. @ 401-294-3306, ext. 4.
  • Please be as specific as possible. For example: Rather than asking "I need information about lighthouses", try asking "I would like to know how many lighthouses there are in Rhode Island".
  • Include any important phrases or keywords.
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