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Alumni + Visitor Resources

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.

Library Access For Alumni + Visitors

Alumni + Visitors Library Hours

(when classes are in session)

Monday - Friday        8:30AM - 4:30PM

or by appointment.

Holidays and Breaks

The Library is closed on holidays, as designated by the institution. Closing notices will be posted on the front doors as well as on social media. The Library will be open from 8:30AM-4:30PM, Monday through Friday during the College's Summer Break. 

Alumni + Visitor Borrowing

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. 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 physical 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.

Alumni + Visitor Research Help

If you need research assistance or help using library resources, you may schedule an appointment with a librarian, via the scheduling link below. Please be sure to include as much information as possible on the topic that you are researching.