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Library FAQ

Welcome to the Alfred R. Goldstein Library! This guide has the most frequently asked questions about the library.

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Winter Break 2021-22: Goldstein Library Hours

The Goldstein Library building, computer lab, and library services will be closed for Winter Break, December 18, 2022 - January 1, 2023.

The Goldstein Library will operate January 2 - January 8, 2023 with a Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m (closed weekends) schedule.

Spring Semester Hours will begin on Monday, January 9, 2022 with building and service operations as follows:

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

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

Saturday: Noon - 6:00 p.m.

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

The Goldstein Library will also be closed, Monday, January 16, 2023 for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.

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

Questions? Please contact Claire Powell at

Goldstein 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.

Visiting the Library

Q: Where is the Library located on campus?

A: The Library address is 2700 Bradenton Road, Sarasota, FL 34234. It is located on the south side of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, to the east of Bradenton Rd. Please see the campus map for a detailed view of the campus. 










Q: Where can I park?

A: Please see the following parking map for options. 

Q: What is the Library's web address?