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Spring Semester 2023: Goldstein Library Hours

Spring 2023 Library building hours will be extended Sundays - Thursdays starting April 9th. Library service hours, including access to the 3rd floor and all study rooms, will remain the same. 

The Library building and computer lab hours for the end the Spring 2023 semester (April 9 - May 1) are:

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 2 a.m.

Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday: Noon - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Library service hours for the Spring 2023 semester (through May 2nd) are: 

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday: Noon - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 11 p.m.

The Alfred R. Goldstein Library will transition to summer hours following the last day of Spring Semester classes on Tuesday, May 2, 2023. 

Goldstein Library Summer Hours, starting Wednesday, May 3, 2023:

Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm

Closed on weekends.

The Library will be closed during the following Summer Holidays:

Monday, May 8, 2023: President's Commencement Holiday

Monday, May 29, 2023: Memorial Day

Monday, June 19, 2023: Juneteenth Holiday

Tuesday, July 4, 2023: Independence Day

The Goldstein Library remains closed to those without current Ringling College ID until further notice.

Questions? Please contact us at or 941-359-7587.

Library Collections and Services for Faculty

This guide will serve as an introduction to the Alfred R. Goldstein Library. It includes an overview of services for faculty and their students, an introduction to our collections and resources, and library staff contact information.

Library Mission and Vision

The mission of the Alfred R. Goldstein Library is to contribute to the academic and professional success of our community by supporting and modeling curiosity, inquiry, inspiration, and knowledge creation in all of its forms.


Our vision is to provide a space for intellectual, social, collaborative, and ethical practice at the center of Ringling College’s campus. We seek to integrate state-of-the-art collections, services, technologies, and facilities into the life and work of our creative community.


Our core values are: 


  • Creativity: We facilitate creative solutions by harnessing the powerful ideas and talents of our staff and community. We encourage a culture of exploration, experimentation, and contemplation to improve our services, meet needs, and manage change.
  • Critical Thinking: We empower students by teaching them to locate and assess information and instill them with the skills necessary for academic engagement and lifelong learning.
  • Equity: We seek to defend diverse and equitable ideas, voices, identities, and expressions and to confront institutional bias and structural racism.
  • Ethics: We contribute to a culture of integrity and embolden social responsibility both locally and globally.
  • Presence: We strive to provide welcoming experiences and hands-on services in safe, comfortable spaces while also expanding our visibility and accessibility within the digital environment.