Library Policies and FAQs
PURPOSE: Every individual has the right to use the Library undisturbed and every library employee has the right to work without undue interference. All library users and employees should be free of any threat of harm, invasion of property, or gross indignity. Failure to observe these rules may lead to the loss of library privileges, including the right to visit the buildings and grounds.
For the comfort and safety of patrons, staff, and volunteers, and the protection of Library property, the following actions are examples of conduct not allowed on Library property.
*** Indicates illegal activities
for which police will be called.
Staff may expel the offender(s) without warning at the discretion of staff in situations of serious, threatening, or willfully malicious behavior.
Patrons are required to have their library cards when checking out books.
Books: Books are checked out for three weeks and may be renewed for three more weeks. One renewal is allowed per item. You may renew books by calling the library at 245-7686. There is no limit on the number of books you may check out.
Videos, Magazines and CDs: Videos, magazines and CDs are checked out for one week. A maximum of 4 videos is allowed per card.
Overdue Fines: Book fines are 10 cents per day with a cap of $6.00 per
item. Videos are $1.00 per day with a cap of
$10.00 per item.
Patrons may FAX from the library at $2.00 for the first page and $1.00 each additional page not including the cover page. Ask the Circulation staff.
Sign up for a library card at either the circulation desk on the main floor or downstairs in the Children's Room. You will need some form of identification that shows your current address, such as a license, in order to get a card.
Lost cards may be replaced for $1.00.
Having an OSL card means that you can visit, request and borrow from 48 libraries within Rhode Island.
Ocean State Libraries is a consortium of public libraries in Rhode Island linked through a state-wide communications network and a Millenium computer system. This system offers access to 4.1 million items owned by the 48 member libraries. It circulates over 6.3 million items per year and sends and receives more than 1.2 million items annually in the interlibrary loan system. There are over 450,000 registered library card holders in the system. It also provides high-speed Internet access to all member libraries.
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