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This guide outlines library resources that are available for alumni and visitors who are not currently Ringling College of Art and Design students, staff, or faculty.

Notice of Summer Access

The Alfred R. Goldstein Library will be open 9:00AM to 4:00PM, Monday through Friday for the Summer Break. Visitors, Alumni, Staff, Faculty, and Students will not have access to the library outside of these hours. 

Library Access For Alumni + Visitors

Alumni + Visitors Library Hours

(when classes are in session)

Mon - Thu        8AM - 8PM

Friday               8AM - 6PM

Saturday          Noon - 6PM

Sunday            10AM - 8PM

Holidays and Breaks

The Library is closed on holidays, as designated by the institution. The Library will be open from 9AM-4PM, Monday through Friday during the College's Summer Break. 

Special Collections Center Hours

Open/Walk-In Hours

(when classes are in session)

Mon - Fri       10:30AM - 4:30PM, or by appointment 

Sat - Sun       closed

For general inquiries, individual research consultations, and class visits, contact

Holidays and Breaks

The Library is closed on holidays, as designated by the institution, and typically operates on a Monday through Friday, 9:00AM to 4:00PM schedule during breaks.  

Alumni + Visitor Research Help

If you are needing research assistance or help using library resources, you may schedule an appointment with Claire Powell, our Instruction and Research Services Librarian, via the scheduling link below. Please be sure to include as much information as possible on the topic that you are researching. 

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Alumni + Visitor Library FAQ

Q: Do alumni have borrowing privileges?

A: Graduates of Ringling College of Art and Design have life-long borrowing privileges at Goldstein Library. They may check out up to 15 items at a time, excluding CDs and games, and use many of the online subscription databases when visiting the Library. Alumni can register at the Circulation Desk for a library card.

Q: Can members of the community use the Library?

A: As a courtesy, community members may use the Goldstein Library collections for research. 

Ringling College Library Association members in the community have checkout privileges at Goldstein Library and can apply for a library card at the Circulation Desk. If you wish to check out materials, you may become a member of the Ringling College Library Association. Individual memberships are $100.00 per year. 

High school arts and humanities teachers in Sarasota and Manatee counties may register for a library card at no charge.

Ringling College of Art and Design is a private institution and reserves the right to limit access to Goldstein Library at its discretion.