Policies & Procedures

Using the Library:

Rules of Conduct

Obtaining a Library Card:

You may come to the library and fill out a form or fill out a form online.
Your first card is free; replacements are $1.00 each.

Adults – Adults must present a form of I.D. as proof that he/she lives or pays property taxes in the State of Rhode Island.

Minors – Age 13+ may apply for a card with parent/guardian signature preferred, but not required. We will accept a school I.D. card for those 13 & up.

For more information on proper I.D. and important information please visit the Ocean State Libraries Library Card & Borrowing Policy webpage


Bristol Checkout Policies:

You must present your library card to check out materials.

Books/Audiobooks

Limit: Unlimited
Borrowing Period: Three weeks
Renewal Allowed: Yes, 2 times unless there is a hold
Late fees: NONE

DVDs

Limit: Unlimited (limit three for new items)
Borrowing Period:  One to three weeks, depending on a single disc or boxed set. Please query circulation staff upon checkout.
Renewal Allowed: Yes, 2 times unless there is a hold or the item is new
Late fees: NONE

Music CDs

Limit:  Unlimited
Borrowing Period: Three weeks
Renewal Allowed: Yes, 2 times unless there is a hold
Late fees: NONE

Magazines

Limit:  Unlimited. Brand new issues do not circulate until the subsequent issue has arrived at the library.
Borrowing Period: One week
Renewal Allowed: Yes, 2 times unless there is a hold
Late fees: NONE

Museum Passes

Limit:  One per family, per checkout, per card
Borrowing Period: Three days
Renewal Allowed: No
Late fees: NONE


Fines:

Rogers Free Library is a fine-free library. Materials returned to Rogers Free Library do not incur fines unless the item is lost or damaged.


Computer Use:

Cardholders must use their library cards to access computers.


Other Library Policies:

Unattended Children Policy
Meeting Room Policy
Social Media Policy
Internet Use Policy
ILL Lending Policy
Food and Beverage Policy