Feinstein Providence Campus

College of Continuing Education

The Library on URI’s Providence Campus


Telephone: 401-277-5130
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Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.



manwithopenbookWe have a collection of over 25,000 books, arranged on the shelves according to the Library of Congress Classification System. University of Rhode Island. Books at CCE have a location code of CCE. Books located at Kingston have a location code of URI.


We subscribe to approximately 300 journal titles in paper. We keep the current five years of each title. Some titles are archived on microfilm or microfiche. We also have access to hundreds of journals in electronic format in our Electronic Databases.


In paper format, these indexes are located in the middle section of shelves next to the Reference Collection. Indexes help you locate journal articles on the subject of your choice. We also offer a number of indexes and abstracts in electronic format. Access to these databases is available at the computer workstations.


We offer access to a number of databases which index periodicals and other kinds of publications in many subject areas. The databases to which we have access change frequently. Feel free to ask for assistance in choosing and using a database.


Reference books are compilations of facts, figures and other useful information. Those books are shelved on the half-height stacks directly in front of you as you enter the library. The call number of these books all begin with the abbreviation “REF.” These books do not circulate.


For books and journal articles not available at CCE, you may fill out an Interlibrary Loan request form. These forms are available at the Circulation Desk. We will use our national database to locate a library which owns the item you want and ask them to lend it to you through us. In general, there is no charge for this service. Delivery of these articles takes one week to ten days, on average.


Instructors may put items on Reserve for your class. To find out what is on Reserve you may look up your course by Instructor or by course code. If there is an electronic version of the item you want, it will be listed as such. Click on the item you want and it will appear, full text, on your screen. You may be asked for your name and library bar code to verify your identity. This makes some Reserve items available to you from ANY computer-at home, at work, or in another library.


The Library URL is www.uri.edu/library. The catalog is available to everyone. You may have to configure your browser in order to access restricted databases. To configure your browser, click on the button for proxy services and follow the instructions for the appropriate browser.


CCE instructors may request a library instruction session for any class. We will teach students how to use the various tools available in the library, including the computer databases. Classes can be geared to specific subjects and/or assignments. We also offer LIB 120, a 3-credit course in information literacy. It is an in-depth look at information retrieval and critical analysis, teaching information gathering, and management skills.

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