The library will close for the Thanksgiving holiday on Wed., Nov. 22 at 4:30 pm and reopen on Sat., Nov. 25 at 9 am.

Borrowing Information

Books (with the exception of Reference books), multimedia kits, audiobooks (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 and Blu-ray discs 21 days 1 additional*  15 cents per day None $15 Replacement cost 
Non-TV series DVDs and Blu-ray discs 7 days 1 additional* 15 cents per day None $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


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. 


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.


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.