The Dennis J. Picard Multimedia Research Center offers a safe, organized, and smoothly functioning environment through which quality print, electronic, and equipment loans serve the entire La Salle community and beyond. The Library is fully compliant with the American Library Association's (ALA) Bill of Rights in making its collections available to all regardless of race, gender, religion, national origin, political affiliation or physical characteristics.
Two professional librarians serve the entire La Salle Academy community as well as the citizens of Rhode Island via LORI and RILINK consortia membership and their respective interlibrary loan programs. Library staff members are committed to providing courteous and quality service to all patrons whether for the purpose of research support and instruction, recreational or informational reading, and/or equipment loans. Information and resources are made available without judgment in a timely fashion both within and beyond the community on a daily basis. We train 4-5 student volunteers each year to learn about the daily operation of the library, creating displays, and assisting with processing new materials.
The confidentiality rights of all library patrons are respected at all times according the the ALA Code of Ethics, and service to our patrons takes precedence over internal library business and communications. La Salle Academy Library abides by all of the provisions of the Library of RI Standards and Regulations related to operation, staffing, ILL Code, reporting and record keeping.
In addition to material loans, the La Salle Academy Library offers programs such as Wise Words; Books and Films for Humanity and the Good Books Good Company Faculty/Staff Book Club during the academic year. Visit our Homepage to learn more about these programs and to access information about our print, electronic and instructional resources .
Monday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.