The Community College of Rhode Island Library offers a welcoming environment and a commitment to support the diverse cultural and intellectual interests of the college and local community. As a full partner in the educational experience, the CCRI Library provides the materials, resources and services to support the college curriculum, enhance teaching and learning and encourage independent and lifelong learning. The library actively promotes information literacy, critical thinking skills, collaborative learning and intellectual development.

Student Using Computer in LibraryEach campus has a library with printer access and online books, journals and other resources. Our catalog and databases can be accessed on or off campus. Each library is equipped with an electronic classroom with networked computers and printers.

Librarians are available to assist students individually with research questions. Librarians also work with faculty to provide specialized library instruction classes. College-level research classes are offered. See course descriptions for more details.

The CCRI Library is a member of the HELIN (Higher Education Library Information Network) consortium. CCRI students with a library-activated CCRI ID may borrow material from all CCRI campuses and HELIN member libraries: Johnson & Wales University, Providence College, Rhode Island College, Roger Williams University, Salve Regina University, and Wheaton College.

College Success Course (LRCT 1020)

This course will give new students practical tips and strategies that will help them succeed in college. Emphasis is on attitude, study habits, time and stress management. In a setting of active and collaborative learning, students are engaged in a variety of instructional experiences, including discussions with reading, speaking, writing and listening assignments. The course will require the creation of a personal success plan that will include educational and career goals and will introduce and make use of the college's resources and personnel.

Introduction to College Research  (LRCT 1010)

This course will introduce students to online strategies for locating and evaluating articles, books, and Web resources. Students will learn to cite their sources according to standard scholarly formats. Lecture: 2 hours, Lab:  2 hours. 1 credit.

College Research  (LRCT 1015)

College Research will expand the student’s knowledge of various types and formats of information resources. Students will learn information literacy skills including advanced search techniques and evaluation of resources. Students will also gain a greater understanding of issues associated with the ethical use of information. Students will demonstrate the application of learned skills in research for class assignments, as well as for personal and professional research needs. Lecture: 3 hours Lecture: 3 hours