Revised Services

    Library Hours












    Can I come into the library?

    During Rhode Island’s state-wide pause we will not be open to the public for in-house browsing. We will be providing contactless pickup of requested items in our lobby and ½ hour computer use by appointment only. When entering the library, please follow the self-screening procedures at the entrance and use the hand sanitizer in the library. Please do not come to the library if you feel sick.

    Do I need to wear a mask?

    Yes, patrons must wear face coverings that cover the nose and mouth while in the library, this includes the lobby area for contactless pickup.

    Can I still request items for contactless pickup?

    Yes, you can! The contactless pickup form is still active for you to request up to 5 items that are currently available at our library.

    Can I look around throughout the library?

    During Rhode Island’s state-wide pause we are not open for browsing but you can request items for contactless pickup by phone or through our contactless pickup form.

    Is the Children's Room open?

    Not at this time, but you can request materials from the Children’s Room by phone or through our contactless pickup form.

    Is there any open seating available in the library?

    No, open seating is unavailable. We do not have any study or work areas open to the public. You are welcome to sit outside in our covered patio area or in your car in the parking lot and access our WiFi.

    Can I get a new library card?

    Yes, we will be able to issue new cards or renew cards online here. Please keep in mind that when applying or renewing you card online the process can take up to a week for staff to process the application and mail you your new card. Check out the getting a library card procedure on our website.

    Is printing and copying available?

    You can print by making a ½ hour computer appointment. You must have the exact change, $1 bills and silver coins only. The cost is 15¢ per page for black and white and 50¢ per page for color. Copying is currently unavailable.

    Are computers available?

    Yes, we will have a limited number of computers available by appointment only and the computer use will be limited to ½ hour a day, no exceptions. Please call the Reference Desk at 333-2422, ext. 22 or 17 to reserve your computer time. In order to ensure physical distancing staff will only be able to provide limited computer help.

    Is the Library accepting book donations?

    No, we are not accepting donations at this time.

    Can I return my items to the Library?

    Yes, all library materials must be returned in the outside bookdrop, which is always open 24/7. Please do not bring materials inside the building. Returns are quarantined for a minimum of 4 business days before check-in, your items will remain checked out on your card until the quarantine period is over and we are able to check them in. Any fines incurred during this quarantine period will be waived.

    Is scanning available?

    No, at this time scanning is unavailable.

    Are faxing or notary services available?

    At this time faxing and notary services are not available.

    Is the Program Room open?

    Not at this time.


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