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Exeter-West Greenwich Jr/Sr High School Library: RICAT

Middle School Book Battle

Log in to RICAT

In order to read an ebook; listen to an audio book; create a Resource List and order books from other schools through Interlibrary Loan, you must log in to RICAT.

How to log in to RICAT website:         

1.       Open RICAT here 

2.       Log in at the top right hand corner of the page

3.       Student log in:

User name:   ewh#####  (your library number)

Password:   birthday in the format – mmddyy

            example - if your birthday is February 17, 2008 your password would be 021708



Search EWG Catalog


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Advanced Search

ILL - Inter Library Loan

Inter Library Loan (ILL) Directions

You MUST be logged into RICAT in order to request a book from another library

In the RICAT search ALL schools for your title/subject/keyword

Once you have located the book

-click on the title

-click the hold button on the top right

-click save

Your book will arrive in about 1 week

Keyword and Subject Searching in RICAT

KEYWORD - a keyword search looks for your search terms anywhere in the catalog.  They might be in a title, a description of a book, or subject headings. 

SUBJECT - a subject search looks for your terms in the assigned subject headings to books.  Subject headings are assigned to a book by librarians so that all books on a certain topic can be found together by searching for that term.  

There are two ways to find the SUBJECT heading for a topic:

  1. Do a KEYWORD search, find a book that looks relevant to your topic and look at the SUBJECT headings for that book.
  2. Do a KEYWORD search and then click on Browse Subjects at the top of the page.  

***If you are having trouble finding books on your topic, try both kinds of searches!***


HOW TO Tutorials...




The EWG Jr/Sr Library is a member of the RILINK (RI Library Information Network for Kids) consortium.  As RILINK members, we are able to participate in Inter-library loan with nearly 150 other schools throughout RI.  This means that EWG students have access to over one million items, and are able to request books and other items.  These items are then delivered to the EWG Library free of charge!  Students can request items through the EWG page at, and should see Ms. Winner if they have questions about how to request items through inter-library loan.