James P. Adams Library provides students and faculty with the information,
recorded knowledge and services necessary to support and improve instruction
and learning at Rhode Island College.
- Provides convenient and comprehensive access to
the information and knowledge resources appropriate to student scholarship
and learning; offers instruction in the effective utilization of the
library's resources; acquires and organizes materials according to
appropriate standards; and supports faculty research by providing relevant
information and knowledge.
- Upholds the intellectual freedom of its users
by building a collection that manifests a diversity of views and by
ensuring the confidentiality of patron transactions.
- Strives to offer a comfortable setting for
intellectual pursuits. Facilities support access to the library and its
materials by people with disabilities.
- Maintains service to the academic and scholarly
communities of the state, the region, the nation, and the world through
cooperative arrangements that provide reciprocal benefits to the College.