James P. Adams Library

Adams Library at night
What We Do

The James P. Adams Library provides students and faculty with the services necessary to support and improve instruction and learning consistent with the the educational programs of the College.

Contact Information
Effective 1/18/2022 - library access restricted:

Lobby pickup offered Mon-Thurs, 8:00am - 7:00pm and Fri, 8:00am - 5:00pm.
Reference and research consultations offered virtually Mon-Wed, 9:30am - 8:30pm and Thurs-Fri, 9:30am - 4:00pm.
For more info, visit the COVID-19 guide

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Additional Information

  • The library is open to RIC Community ONLY.
  • RIC ID must be swiped to enter.
  • You must wear a mask covering your mouth and nose at all times, regardless of vaccination status.
  • For more information, visit our COVID-19 page.

On-campus users are automatically logged in to the library's databases and online resources. However, if you are off-campus or in the dorms, you must log in with your RIC User ID and RIC Password.  If you have difficulty logging in, please contact kayton@ric.edu

Yes!  We now offer free black and white and color printing for students, faculty, and staff at the library.  You can use the desktop computers on the main level 3 of the library.  

The Friends of the James P. Adams Library is an organization founded in 1998 by a group of Rhode Island College faculty, staff and administrators. The Friends are advocates and supporters for the Library, both on campus and in the surrounding community.

Please consider making a gift to the Friends of Adams Library.

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