Domestic Opportunities

Take your education across the country

International Center for Photography

Select students from the Photography & Digital Imaging program have the option to participate in a one-year certificate program at the International Center for Photography (ICP) in Manhattan, NY. Only four other colleges in the US offer this exclusive, highly competitive residency. The ICP complex includes unrivaled, professional facilities for film, digital, and video, a research center with over 150,000 original photographs, a museum, and exhibition galleries. This is an excellent opportunity for aspiring photographers and digital artists to work with the best of the best and get inspired in one of the most energetic, arts-oriented cities in the world.

AICAD Mobility Program

Ringling College is a member of AICAD’s Mobility Program, which provides the opportunity for full-time juniors in good standing, to study for one semester at any one of the following schools:

lberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, Canada
Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH
Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
Laguna College of Art and Design, Laguna Beach, CA
Lesley University College of Art & Design, Boston MA
Lyme Academy of Fine Arts, Old Lyme, CT
Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI
Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN
Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA
Nova Scotia College of Art, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto, ON, Canada
Oregon College of Art & Crafts, Portland, OR
Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, Nashville, TN 

Mobility is open to students with a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0.  Tuition is paid to Ringling College.  Other costs are paid to the hosting institution.  Grades received become part of the student’s official record at Ringling College.


Co-Interim Director of Library Services


Pat Mizak

Co-Interim Director of Library Services


Alexandra Vargas-Minor

Digital Curation and Special Collections Librarian


Janelle Rebel

Technical Services Librarian


Janet Thomas

Instructional Design Librarian


Instructional Design Librarian


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)


Christina Song

Circulation Assistant

Jean Ferderber

Circulation Assistant Sooyeon Baek
Circulation Assistant James Harrison


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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