Your CCRI ID is your Library Card
Borrowing & Reserves
- Loan Periods
- RI Resident Special Borrower's Card
- Library Card
- HELIN Loan
- InRhode (Ocean State Libraries) Loan
- Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
- Fines & Lost/Damaged Library Material
Most books, including new books, may be borrowed for four weeks. DVDs and other audiovisual materials may be borrowed for one week.
Items may be renewed twice if no one else is waiting for them. You may be able to renew online.
Rhode Island residents who are not CCRI students and are at least 18 years of age may apply for a special borrower's card. A photo ID with your current RI address must be presented as proof of residency.
Your CCRI Student ID serves as your library card, once you have it activated.
Activate your ID at the Library Circulation Desk and reactivate it each year you are a CCRI student.
Use your activated card to borrow material from the HELIN member libraries.
You also need your ID to print and photocopy in the library.
You may be able to order a book from Ocean State libraries from the InRhode Library Catalog, after first searching the HELIN Library Catalog. You will need your CCRI library card to request an InRhode loan. Only books not available from the other HELIN member libraries may be requested from InRhode; some materials may not circulate.
Still searching for an elusive title? If it's for a CCRI research project, you may need to request it as an Interlibrary Loan (ILL). View our ILL Policy and Procedures.
Items that your professor has placed on reserve are kept at the Circulation Desk or on electronic reserve. You will need your library card to access them.
Most reserve materials are for library use only.
Please return items promptly.
Overdue fines for circulating reserves are $1.00 per day.
Lost or damaged CCRI items are billed at $50 per item. Lost or damaged HELIN items are billed at $100.
You will not be able to register for additional classes, graduate, or receive a transcript until your obligation to the library has been met.