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Borrowing Information

MATERIAL LOAN PERIOD RENEWALS OVERDUE FINE BORROWING LIMIT MAXIMUM FINE REPLACEMENT FEE
Books, multimedia kits, audiobooks (books-on-CD, Playaways, MP3s), music CDs 21 days 2 additional* 15 cents per day None $6 Adult/Young Adult; $3 Childrens Replacement cost
Paperbacks, magazines 21 days 2 additional*  15 cents per day None Half the cost of the item Replacement cost
TV series DVDs and Blu-ray discs 21 days 2 additional*  15 cents per day None $15 Replacement cost 
Non-TV series DVDs and Blu-ray discs  7 days 2 additional* 15 cents per day None $15 Replacement cost 
Binge Boxes - these sets of 4 or 5 DVDs circulate for 21 days. No reserves. Must be returned to Barrington Library only. 21 days None 15 cents per day 1 $80 Replacement cost
Book Club in a Bag sets - 10 books + suggested questions for discussion, in a bag. They circulate for 42 days. No reserves or renewals. Contact the Reference Desk to inquire. Must be returned to Barrington Library only. 42 days None 10 cents per day 1 No Maximum $175
Express Books - these bestselling titles are also owned in our regular, 21-day loan collection, but they circulate for 7 days. No reserves. Must be returned to Barrington Library only.  7 days None  15 cents per day None $6 Replacement cost 
Roku streaming media players - No reserves. Must be returned to a member of the Circulation staff at Barrington Library only.   7 days None 15 cents per day 1 $6 $75
Playaway Launchpad Tablets - No reserves. Must be returned to a member of the Circulation staff at Barrington Library only.  21 days None 15 cents per day 1 $100 $100
Ruby Handheld Video Magnifiers - No reserves. Must be returned to a member of the Circulation staff at Barrington Library only. 21 days None $5 per day 1 $530 $530
LCD Projector - No reserves. Must be returned to a member of the Circulation staff at Barrington Library only. 7 days None 15 cents per day 1 Price of item Replacement cost
Museum passes  Varies None $5 per day 1 per day; 2 per week   Varies
Power Pack Charging Units 2 hours None $2 per hour 1 per day $10 $50
Tables, Chairs and a Carrying Cart for Outdoor Use 2 hours At discretion of staff $2 per hour At discretion of staff $10 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. Items that are not renewable are not available for immediate checkout  by the same patron after having been checked in; these items need to be returned to the shelves for 24 hours so that they will be available for other patrons to enjoy.

RETURNS

Materials returned here at Barrington Public Library may be returned using our drive-up book drop, the book drop slot in our outside wall (to the left of our main entrance doors), or at the Circulation Desk. Materials borrowed from Barrington may be returned to any public library in Rhode Island with the exception of museum passes, Express books, Roku streaming media players, Playaway Launchpad Tablets, STEAM To Go library kits, and out of system interlibrary loan materials.

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

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