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Campus libraries are offering virtual assistance, and you can access all services and resources at our online library:

  • Reference service using chat, text, and email
  • Book a Librarian appointments for in-depth research help
  • Borrowing print books, DVDs, laptops, and iPads using the library’s curbside pick-up service
  • Online access to eBooks, magazines, and streaming videos
  • Electronic databases to research many subjects, including Nursing, Career Information, Science, and Art
  • Research Guides on specific subjects/courses and help with evaluating and citing information
  • A Library Wizard to help you navigate to the correct resources and information

Visit the Library Website to get started with your research!

Hours of operations

CCRI Library will continue to operate virtually for the spring semester. Library spaces will not be open for walk-in or study hall space due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Study spaces are available in designated areas on each campus. All Library services will be delivered online, complemented by curbside delivery of books, laptops, and tablets. For more information, please visit our website.

Borrowing books

Students may order books, laptops, or tablets online. (Click here to look up and order books, and here to request technology loans). Library staff will schedule a pickup time with the student to collect the items at the identified campus entrance at the scheduled time.
Library staff will be available for curbside delivery at Providence, Warwick, and Lincoln campuses.

Returning books

Students must return books in book drops located at the main entrance of each campus. Books will be loaned in plastic library bags, and we ask they be returned in these bags. Books will then be quarantined for 72 hours before being checked in.

Borrowing laptops and tablets

Students should use the library chat reference service to request a laptop or tablet. They can also text the library message system with their request. Library staff will reply with availability or options for reserving equipment and to schedule a pick-up time using the library’s pick-up scheduling system.

How to return borrowed laptops and tablets

When returning technology, students can contact the library in order to schedule a time to return the devices. Students can contact the library via chat, text or email to set up an appointment or schedule a technology drop-off appointment themselves. A library staff member will meet the individual at the appointed time to accept return of the equipment.

Decontamination for both books and technology equipment

The library will quarantine all returned items, in their plastic bag packaging, for 72 hours. For print books, the Northeast Document Conservation Center recommends this baseline 72-hour quarantine. For laptops and tablets, after the 72-hour quarantine we will follow recommendations to wipe them down with alcohol-based wipes or sprays containing at least 70% alcohol, and then dry them thoroughly. Personnel receiving returned equipment will wear gloves and masks. We will label decontaminated laptops and tablets with initials and date on the label, to ensure that reissued equipment is verified clean.

If you need additional help, feel free to contact your Library Dean and Chair


George Hart

Dean of Library and Academic Innovation
C: 978-831-4426
[email protected]

Jim Salisbury

Associate Professor
Reference Librarian/Department Chair
[email protected]
Knight Campus