The library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Borrowing Information

MATERIAL LOAN PERIOD RENEWALS OVERDUE FINE BORROWING LIMIT MAXIMUM FINE REPLACEMENT FEE
Books (with the exception of Reference books), multimedia kits, audiobooks (books-on-tape, books-on-CD, Playaways, MP3s), music CDs 21 days 1 additional* 15 cents per day None $6 Adult/Young Adult; $3 Childrens Replacement cost
Paperbacks, back issues of magazines 21 days 1 additional*  15 cents per day None Half the cost of the item Replacement cost
TV series DVDs 21 days 1 additional*  15 cents per day None $15 Replacement cost 
Videocassettes, non-TV series DVDs 7 days 1 additional* 15 cents per day None $15 Replacement cost 
Blu-ray discs 7 days None 15 cents per day 3 $15 Replacement cost 
Rental books - these circulate for as many days as you wish; you are charged for each day that you have a rental book Not Applicable  None  25  cents per day Cost of the book Replacement cost 
Museum passes  Varies None $5 per day 1 per day; 2 per week   Varies

STATEWIDE BORROWING

The Library is a member of the Ocean State Library consortium (OSL), comprised of over 50 public libraries throughout Rhode Island. Materials are made available through a shared online catalog. 

RENEWALS

You can renew materials three ways:

  • in person at the Circulation Desk 
  • by phone at (401) 247-1920 x303 or x320
  • or through your online account

*Materials that have been reserved by another patron may not be renewed.

RETURNS

Materials borrowed from the Barrington Public Library may be returned to any public library in Rhode Island with the exception of museum passes and out of system interlibrary loan materials.

Please note that borrowing policies differ from one library to another.