The Alfred R. Goldstein Library at the Ringling College of Art + Design is a state-of-the-art building that seeks to transform the way that users engage with library collections and services. Architecturally stunning, the library is an active physical and digital destination on the Ringling College campus–an intellectual, cultural, social, creative, and technological hub alive with the ebb and flow of students, faculty, and visitors.
Members of the organization have check-out privileges from the research collection at the Alfred R. Goldstein Library. Additionally, members have access to electronic subscription resources for research and the opportunity to view rare books and works from the Library’s Artists’ Book collection.
Member Check-Out privileges include:
- Check-out up to 15 items.
- Books for up to 3 weeks
- CDs and CD roms for up to 3 days
- DVDs and Blu-Rays for up to 3 days
- Magazines (unbound) for 1 day
- Magazines/Annuals (bound) for up to 5 days
- Videogames are not available for check-out
- Mon. – Thurs. | 8 am – 8 pm
- Fri. | 8 am – 7 pm
- Sat. | 12 pm – 6 pm
- Sun. | 10 am – 8 pm
- Please note that Library Hours are subject to change. Email us if you would like to confirm hours during holidays or when the college is on break.
- Mon. – Fri. | 9 am – 4 pm
- Sat. – Sun. | Closed
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.
Brizdle-Schoenberg Special Collections Center
Housing unique collections of print and mixed-format materials, the Brizdle-Schoenberg Special Collections Center provides access to a diverse survey of artists’ books and artists’ publishing projects; rare books, facsimiles, and deluxe editions with an emphasis in art, design, architecture, and the history of books and printing; catalogues raisonné; and bibliographies of artists’ books and small press publishers. It also offers support to faculty for a teaching and study collection of digital images. The reading room offers workspace for reading and research, as well as programming space for exhibitions, classes, and events.
Located on the 2nd floor of the Goldstein Library.
Open to students, staff, faculty, and visitors. Please check Goldstein Library’s Hours & Location for semester hours and holiday closings.
For general inquiries, individual research consultations, and class visits contact Janelle Rebel, Digital Curation and Special Collections Librarian at 941-359-7583 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library Catalog: http://ring1.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/vwebv/searchAdvanced
Goldstein Library Facts
- 46,000 square feet on 3 floors
- 75,000 items (books, periodicals, films, video games)
- 10 group study/meeting rooms
- 24-hour access for faculty, staff, and students
- 4 terraces
- Furniture showpieces that include the work of iconic modern and contemporary designers (including Saarinen, Gehry, Heatherwick and Eames)
- The mural that spreads across all three floors on all four sides of the ‘core wall’ of the library is titled Momentum by Ringling alum Julie Kanapaux which she describes as “symbolizing the evolution of creativity through innovative technology.”