The James P. Adams Library at Rhode Island College provides research services to Rhode Island College students, faculty, staff, and the general public. The reference desk is the circular desk located on the 3rd floor (main level) of the library. In addition to getting help in person, you can contact the reference desk by phone at 401-456-8125 and by email at

You can also submit questions through our LibAnswers, virtual reference system using the Ask Us button.
LibAnswers Button
and search our FAQ Database of frequently asked questions.



Try searching our LibGuides to see if we have an online subject guide about your topic!

Then take a look at our Frequently Used Online Resources .

Online Resources are digital collections of information that come from books, journals, magazines, DVD's, CD's and more. You can access the library's Online Resources from anywhere, on or off campus, through our website.

RIC ID Card NOTE: To access Online Resources from home or from the dorms, your 14 digit barcode on the bottom of your student ID must be activated at the library. If you have not activated it before, do so here.