State Textbook Loan Program

Each year, the Department of Education collects and distributes a listing of textbooks used in all public schools in the state of Rhode Island to meet the requirements of General Laws 16-23-2 and 16-23-3, which provide for the loan of textbooks to students enrolled in non-public schools in Rhode Island.

Districts are required to submit a complete listing of all textbooks planned for use during the 2020-2021 academic year to RIDE by March 31, 2020, using eRIDE. eRIDE is an electronic process through which districts must manage their textbook lists by adding and deleting titles and pertinent information. Districts may direct inquiries regarding textbook related technical issues to Mario Goncalves (; please direct inquiries regarding the textbook loan program legislation to

For additional information, you may refer to:

Current State Textbook List

Past State Textbook Lists