Borrowing Policies

Borrowing Policies

  • Books – All books, with the exception of reference books, circulate for a three week loan period.
  • Magazines – Back issues of magazines circulate for a three week period.  The most recent issue of the magazine does not circulate.  No more than 3 of the same magazine title can go out on one card.
  • Playaways/Music CD’s/Audio Books – These circulate for a three week period.  There is a limit of no more than 6 per library card.
  • DVDs/Videos – DVDs/Videos loaned out for a 7 day period are not renewable.  No more than 6 per card.  Non-fiction DVDs/Videos circulate for 21 days are not renewable. North Providence videos may be renewed once if there are no holds.  There are overdue fines of $2.00 per day on blu-rays and $.50 per day on DVDs.   These items cannot be placed in the book drop.
  • Renewals – An item can be renewed for a 3 week period by either bringing it to the library or calling the renewal numbers 401-736-0965 or toll free 1-800-359-3090 before the due date.  If the item is on hold for another patron or it has been renewed once already, then it can not be renewed a second time.


Overdue fines for most library material are .20 per day per item.  Overdue fines of $2.00 per day on blu-rays and $.50 per day on DVDs.  Fines of $5.00 or more will automatically revoke library privileges.  If paying for fines by check and your check is returned, a $25.00 service charge plus the original fine will be charged.

Pay your Fines Online

You can now pay your fines online.  Go to the online catalog ( and click on the “My Library Account” link.  Once you enter your name and library card number, you will see the option “pay online” if you owe more than $1.01 in fines or lost materials.

  • The library accepts MasterCard, Visa and Discover cards.  The system does not currently support PayPal.
  • There is no additional fee when paying fines online
  • The minimum payment amount is $1.01.  Once you’re in My Library Account, all fines are pre-selected.  If you do not wish to pay all of the fines, you can uncheck the fines you do not want to pay at this time and press the re-calculate button to pay only the checked, selected fines.  Each fine must be paid in full – you cannot pay a partial amount on a selected fine.
  • If you would like a receipt, include an email address with the credit card information you submit and a receipt will be sent to that address.  A payment receipt also displays online and may be printed.
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