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Borrowing

You may borrow up to 99 items at one time. Renew in person, online, by calling any of our locations, or our automated system at 401-736-0965 or 1-800-359-3090.

Material may be checked out for the following loan periods.

Please note late fees

  • Children's/Young Adult Books, CDs, Books on CD, Kits, Magazines: 21 days
  • Children's/Young Adult DVDs: 7 days
  • Magazines: 7 days
  • Books: 21 days
  • Music CDs, Books on CD/Tape
  • Feature films/Entertainment DVDs
  • Documentary/Nonfiction DVDs
  • TV Series (DVDs): 21 days
  • Museum Passes: 2 days; $5.00 per day (timeframes may vary)
  • WiFi Hotspot: 7 days; $5.00 per day
  • Video Games: 3 Weeks

Most items checked out for 21 days may be renewed twice (auto-renewal), unless someone is waiting for them. Renew online at My account  or by calling 736-0965.

Additional Information

  • Temporary cards: borrowing limit is 2 items
  • All CLPVD items, excluding museum passes, laptops, hot spots, periodicals, and items on reserve for another patron, can be renewed twice.
  • Please return all audio-visual materials in their proper cases.
  • All materials, with the exception of museum passes, laptops, and hot spots, may be returned to any Ocean State Libraries library.
  • If you have outstanding overdue materials or overdue fines totaling more than $5.00, you will need to return your overdue material and bring your fines down to or under $5.00 in order to continue borrowing.
  • The library is not responsible for damages incurred to the borrower’s equipment from use with our libraries' audio-visual materials.
  • Borrowing policies, including loan periods and renewals, may vary at each OSL library. 

We honor the loan periods and late fee/fine structures of the owning library’s items sent through the State’s delivery system. Please see your receipt for due dates and ask staff if you have questions.