The James P. Adams Library provides students and faculty with the information, recorded knowledge and services necessary to support and improve instruction and learning at Rhode Island College.
- Provides convenient and comprehensive access to the information and knowledge resources appropriate to student scholarship and learning; offers instruction in the effective utilization of the library's resources; acquires and organizes materials according to appropriate standards; and supports faculty research by providing relevant information and knowledge.
- Upholds the intellectual freedom of its users by building a collection that manifests a diversity of views and by ensuring the confidentiality of patron transactions.
- Strives to offer a comfortable setting for intellectual pursuits. Facilities support access to the library and its materials by people with disabilities.
- Maintains service to the academic and scholarly communities of the state, the region, the nation, and the world through cooperative arrangements that provide reciprocal benefits to the College.