2700 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234-5895

Phone: 941.351.5100
Phone: Toll Free (U.S. only): 800.255.7695
Email: info@ringling.edu

Office Hours: Mon – Fri 8:30am-4:30pm EST

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Office Phone Email
General Information 941.351.5100 info@ringling.edu
Admissions 941.309.0195     Toll-Free (U.S. only) 800.255.7695 admissions@ringling.edu
Advising and Registration 941.359.6116 registrar@ringling.edu
Bursar/Student Accounts 941.309.0199 billing@ringling.edu
Campus Bookstore 941.359.7565 store@ringling.edu
Center for Career Services 941.359.7502 talent@ringling.edu
The Collaboratory 941.359.7522 collaboratory@ringling.edu
Counseling Center 941.893.2855 counseling@ringling.edu
Financial Aid 941.359.7534 finaid@ringling.edu
Fitness Center 941.309.0193
Institutional Technology 941.359.7633 support@ringling.edu
International Students 941.359.7531 apetteng@ringling.edu
Library 941.359.7587 library@ringling.edu
Mail Services 941.309.4101 mailservices@ringling.edu
Media Relations 941.309.4110 communications@ringling.edu
Medical Services 941.309.4000 medical@ringling.edu
New Student Orientation 941.359.7505 nso@ringling.edu
President 941.359.7601 officeofpres@ringling.edu
Public Safety 941.309.4121 Emergencies only: 941.359.7500 dps@ringling.edu
Registrar 941.359.6116 registrar@ringling.edu
Residence Life
The Galleries 941.359.7563 galleries@ringling.edu
Student Access Services 941.309.4013 sas@ringling.edu
Student Learning Center 941.359.7627 askarc@ringling.edu
Student Life 941.359.7505 studentlife@ringling.edu
Vice President for Academic Affairs 941.359.7537 vpaa@ringling.edu



Director of Library Services


Claire Powell

Digital Curation and Special Collections Librarian


Janelle Rebel

Technical Services Librarian   


Janet Thomas

Instructional Design Librarian


Claire Powell

Instructional Design Librarian





Alexandra Vargas-Minor

Library Technician III (Cataloging and Metadata Assistant)   


Lisa Martinez

Library Technician II (Periodicals and Interlibrary Loan)



Library Technician III (Circulation Manager)  


Tim DeForest

Library Technician III (Acquisitions Manager/Office Support)  


Yolanda Coleman

Library Technician II (Assistant Circulation Manager)  



Assistant Circulation Manager


Christina Song

Circulation Assistant 


Jean Ferderber

Circulation Assistant Sooyeon Baek


Patron Type # of Items Type of Material Borrowing Time
Student 40 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* 7 days
Faculty and Staff 40 Books 6 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 7 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* 7 days
Trustee, Alumni, Cross College Alliance, and  15 Books 3 weeks
Ringling College LibraryAssociation Members CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
PreCollege 5 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
Local Teacher 15 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
Chartwell’s and Follett employees located at Ringling 15 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
*The video game collection supports the research and teaching of the Game Art & Design program. Video games may not be checked out by Alumni, Ringling College Library Association members or Family members.


The Alfred R. Goldstein Library features a wide variety of quiet, group study, and work process spaces. Looking for a quiet study area? Make your way up to the 3rd floor to look for a book in the Research Collection or peruse the new art magazines while relaxing in comfortable seating. When the weather is nice, you can take your coffee from Roberta’s Café on the first floor to one of the four terraces to work outside and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Looking for meeting space to get together with a group? Check out the group study rooms, which are available on all three floors of the Goldstein Library. The 10 group study rooms are available to students on a first-come first served basis, or available for booking by Ringling College faculty and staff for group and class meetings.

Library Hours

Library Services Hours (when classes are in session):

Sunday: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Holidays and Breaks:
The Library is closed on holidays, as designated by the institution, and typically operates on a Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm schedule during breaks.

Ringling College ID Access Only

Please note a Ringling College ID is required for access, except from 8:30am – 4:30pm from Monday – Friday.

Hours for the Brizdle-Schoenberg Special Collections Center:

By appointment only from Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, no drop-ins. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

Contact specialcollections@c.ringling.edu to schedule an appointment.

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Ringling College of Art + Design
Alfred R. Goldstein Library
2700 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234-5895

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We welcome recommendations for new library materials from the Ringling College community. Librarians will consider all requests bearing in mind their appropriateness for the collections and the current budget.
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