Library Card

To obtain a library card you need a valid driver's license, a school ID or any mail or offical receipt which includes your name and current address.You are responsible for the materials borrowed on your card. If your card is lost or stolen contact the library at (401) 364-6100.

Loan Permits

Material Type Loan Period
Books & CDs 3 Weeks
Videos, DVDs, & Magazines 1 Week
Zoo/Museum Passes 1 Day

Loan Limits

Certain materials have a limit on how many items you can borrow at one time.

Material Type Limit
Total 40
Videos & DVDs 4
Zoo/Museum Passes 1


Materials can be renewed in person at the library, over the phone ((401) 364-6100), or through the online catalog. An item can not be renewed if someone else has a hold on it. Items can not be renewed more than once and you will not be able to renew an item online if you have overdue fines.


While all of the library's programs and most of the services are free, charges are required for certain services, replacement of lost items, or fines for overdue materials.

Overdue Fines    
Material Type Per Day Maxium
Books, Magazines & CDs $0.10 $6
Videos & DVDs $1 $10
Other Charges  
Type Charge
Lost Items Cost of the Item
Photo Copies & Computer Print-Outs $0.10/page
Fax Machine $1 first page, $0.50/ additional page, $1/page to recieve