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Library Resources & Services to Support Distance Education

Library Changes

Effective March 30, 2020, the library building will be moving to a closed-stacks model. The building will not be accessible to the public until further notice.


Effective June 4, 2020, all library patrons and staff must wear cloth face coverings to comply with Executive Order 20-41


RIC students, faculty, and staff may request items, such as books and laptops, and scanning of non-circulating materials in advance via our online request form. 


Items can be picked up in the main library lobby.  When you arrive, call 401-456-8126 and the items will be brought out to you.  Please have your RIC ID ready. Items can be picked up or returned during library hours, Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30.


To renew items by phone and for Interlibrary Loan and Course Reserve questions, please contact the Access Services department at 401-456-8126 (have your RIC ID barcode ready).  


To facilitate safe processing of library books/DVDs, please return in the book drops. All books will be quarantined for 4 days.


Access to Government Information & Publications

Rhode Island College Coronavirus Main Information Page

Technology Lending