Library Remains Closed to Public

    We are offering contactless pickup of pre-ordered items to all valid RI library card holders. Statewide delivery has not been restored so requests are limited to items currently available at our library.

    You can call us at 401-333-2422 ext 22 to request items over the phone or request items online using this form:


    The Library is not reopening yet. Libraries are not part of Phase 1 of the Governor's Reopening Plan. We will continue our limited service.

    Staff are in the building to answer your questions, Monday through Saturday, 9:30 to 5 PM. The Lincoln Public Library offers outer lobby pickup of books and DVDs for all RI residents.

    The cardholder must fill out an online form or call the library at 333-2422, ext. 22 to request no more than 5 items to be checked out on said card. Library card must be valid. Items will be put into plastic bag with cardholder's name and placed into foyer on designated table. Patrons will not be allowed into the library. If you see that a patron is in the foyer picking up items, please wait until that patron exits the foyer before you enter. If you must return items, please DO NOT leave in foyer. Place in outside bookdrop.

    If you have questions about your library card, please call circulation at 333-2422, ext. 10.

    Don't have a library card? You can apply online to get a temporary card at Ocean State Libraries.

    The Lincoln Public Library, along with all the public libraries in the state, is closed to the public because of Covid-19.  The Rhode Island Health Department recommended this action.  However, we are working in the library and you can reach us via telephone and via social media.  We hope to reopen soon. All programs are cancelled.

    During the closing, please note

    • Due dates for all materials will be automatically extended. Currently they are checked out through July 1.
    • Any overdue fines will be waived.
    • Expiration dates on library cards will be extended.
    • Patrons are asked to keep materials at home until the library reopens.

    If you have questions, please call the library at 401-333-2422. Staff will be available: Monday - Saturday between 9:30 AM - 5 PM.

    Reference staff can be reached at 333-2422, ext. 22 and ext. 17.

    Children's staff can be reached at 333-2422, ext. 15.

    If you have questions about your library card, please call circulation at 333-2422, ext. 10.

    Feel free to reach out via Facebook or Twitter

    The library's website is available 24/7, use it to access online resources including

    • Ezone - borrow books, digital audiobooks and films.
    • Kanopy - get access to thousands of movies with your Lincoln Library card.
    • Digital magazines - download, browse and read in your browser
    • TumbleBook Library - Enjoy storybooks, graphic novels, games and more
    • Local Newspapers - read the ProJo, Woonsocket Call and the Valley Breeze


    Reliable information about COVID 19 (Coronavirus)

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