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 14 & under need parent/guardian signature. We will accept a school I.D. card for those 14 & up.

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


Checkout Policies:

You must present your library card to check out materials.

Books/Audiobooks

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

Music CDs

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

Magazines

Limit:  Unlimited
Borrowing Period: One week
Renewal Allowed: Yes, 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:

Fines for items may be paid by cash (in-person) or credit card (online, after logging into your account with your library card number and PIN number). 

If you lose or damage an item belonging to another library, we suggest you contact the owning library first for further instruction.

Please note, fines under $1 cannot be paid by credit card.
February 2019


Computer Use:

Cardholders must use their library cards to access computers. Visitors are allowed a maximum of 3 guest passes.


Other Library Policies:

Unattended Children Policy
Meeting Room Policy
Social Media Policy
Teen Space Policy
Library Service Policies
Service Policy
Internet Use Policy
ILL Lending Policy