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Library Privileges

The Community College of Rhode Island provides a library on each campus.

The libraries contain more than 100,000 books, 2,000 videos and subscriptions to more than 600 periodicals. Computers provide access to the online library catalog, periodical indexes and full-text databases, and the Internet.

Libraries on the Warwick, Lincoln, and Providence campuses have electronic classrooms with networked computers to be used in library instruction. Librarians provide individual reference assistance, as well as instruction to classes. They also schedule instruction sessions in library skills and the use of research materials at the request of instructors.

The library also offers a 1 credit course, LRCT 1010, each semester.

Find a description of the course listed under Learning Resources/ LRCT in the college catalog (for the most up-to-date online versions, see Available Courses).

Students, faculty and staff may borrow library materials from the circulating collection at any CCRI campus by presenting a valid CCRI ID card, which can be obtained from Student Services. The card also entitles students to borrow from Bryant University, Johnson & Wales University, Providence College, RIC, Roger Williams University, Salve Regina University, URI, Wheaton College, the Rhode Island hospital libraries, and Brown University, through the HELIN (Higher Education Library Information Network) Consortium's reciprocal borrowing agreement. Patrons can request books from the member libraries and have the material delivered to their home campus library.

For more information about the library, go to