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Resource Library

The RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence has a resource library available to its member agency staff and the community. Books, videos, DVDs, resource manuals and training guides are available on topics such as:

  • Domestic violence (general information on family violence, domestic violence in same-sex couples, domestic violence in communities of color, etc)
  • Social justice
  • Non-profits
  • Women's issues
  • Bullying
  • Anti-racism work
  • Elder abuse

RICADV also subscribes to various journals, varying in topic from communities of color, to grassroots organizing, to violence against women and girls. Some materials are also available in Spanish.

Materials may be borrowed without a fee; the library is open during regular business hours (Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm). Please see below for details on how to check out materials from our library.

Information packets are also available on the following topics:

  • RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Dynamics of domestic violence
  • Children who witness domestic violence
  • Teen dating violence
  • Rhode Islands Batterer's Intervention Programs
  • Domestic violence and economic independence
  • Domestic violence in same-sex relationships
  • Domestic violence in communities of color

Information packets contain fact sheets, articles, worksheets and other useful information on each topic with a resource page with other books, videos, and journal articles that may be helpful in researching a particular topic. Call or e-mail the Coalition to obtain information packets or with suggestions for additional topics.

Information Requests/ Research: Our Policy, Education and Planning Staff are available to answer information requests. We may assist you in using our resource library, recommend resources, or make referrals to other experts in the field. In addition, we can provide you with statistical information on domestic violence in RI, legislative and law information, and other public policy questions. Please remember that Coalition staff are not lawyers and cannot provide any legal advice. If you or someone you know is seeking information on services available in RI for victims of domestic violence, please call the Victims of Crime Helpline at 1-800-494-8100.

Lending Library Rules:

Service Member Agencies General Public
Book Lending Free of charge 2 week limit Free of charge 2 week limit need photocopy of ID
Video Lending Free of charge 7 day limit Free of charge 7 day limit liable for cost of item if not returned; must sign checkout receipt acknowledging this
Video Previewing Please call ahead to reserve TV/VCR Please call ahead to reserve TV/VCR
Handouts and Copies Free of charge 10¢/copy donation requested for photocopies
Referral Cards & Brochures Free of charge Free of charge
Information Packets Free of charge Free of charge