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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.

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Alumni + Visitor Borrowing

Note: The Goldstein Library is closed to all visitors, including alumni, due to COVID-19 restrictions until further notice. Alumni and RCLA Members with valid library cards may arrange for pick up of needed materials. Please call 941-359-7587 for more information.


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 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.