The James P. Adams Library is part of the HELIN Consortium which is composed of academic libraries. RIC students, faculty and staff with a valid college ID can use any of the libraries in HELIN. HELIN libraries have varying access policies.
Any RI resident over the age of 18, whether a RIC alumnus or not, can receive a special borrowers card with limited borrowing privileges at any of the RI state academic libraries (Rhode Island College, University of Rhode Island, and the Community College of RI libraries). Please apply at the library circulation desk.
All patrons are required to return items on time or renew or be subject to fines and/or lost item fee.
Due dates are stamped on all materials. All patrons can verify due dates or renew by contacting the Access Services Department at 401-456-8126 or 401-456-9617. RIC students, faculty and staff can check their accounts in logging into your Library Account. Courtesy and overdue notices are emailed to patrons. You should check your email for correspondence from the Library.
Borrowing privileges for all patrons may be suspended if items are long overdue.
Current RIC students/alumni will not be able to receive grades and transcript until all your library materials have been returned and fines/fees have been paid.
PLEASE NOTE: LIBRARY MATERIALS ARE PROTECTED UNDER CH. 11-14 OF THE GENERAL LAWS OF RHODE ISLAND.
|Borrower Type||Item Type||Loan Period||Renewals||Grace Period||Fine||Lost Item Fee|
|RIC Faculty/Staff||Books||1 Semester||2||0||0||Borrowing privileges will be suspended if items are lost/long overdue.
|RIC Faculty/Staff||Browsing Books||14 Days||2||7 Days||0|
|RIC Faculty/Staff||DVDs/CDs||14 Days||1||7 Days||0|
|RIC Students||Books||28 Days||2||14 Days||0||$50, plus $10 nonrefundable processing fee per item|
|RIC Students||Browsing Books||14 Days||2||7 Days||0||$50, plus $10 nonrefundable processing fee per item|
|RIC Students||DVDs/CDs||14 Days||1||7 Days||$5 after grace period per item||$35, plus $10 nonrefundable processing fee per item|
|Special Borrowers/Alumni||Books||28 Days||2||7 Days||$5 after grace period per item||$50, plus $10 nonrefundable processing fee per item|
|Special Borrowers/Alumni||Browsing Books||14 Days||2||7 Days||$5 after grace period per item||$50, plus $10 nonrefundable processing fee per item|
|Special Borrowers/Alumni||DVDs/CDs||14 Days||1||7 Days||$10 after grace period per item||$35, plus $10 nonrefundable processing fee per item|
Lost or damaged HELIN items are billed at $75 per item.
Lost or damaged interlibrary loan items are billed per lending library’s policy. Cost will vary.
All items are subject to recall.
For more information, please call the Access Services Department at 401-456-8126 or 401-456-9617.
A lost book or other library item may qualify for replacement by the library patron. Library patrons interested in replacing lost or damaged library material should consult with Brian Baker, Library Supervisor in Access Services, for approval before taking any replacement action. Library patrons should follow the following guidelines when purchasing a replacement copy:
Access Services Department, Adams Library
Attn: Brian Baker
Rhode Island College
600 Mt. Pleasant Ave.
Providence, RI 02908
Replacement items will not be accepted or payment reimbursed if: