Service Updates

What You Need to Know About our Continued Reopening in Phase 3 

*Updated February 26, 2022* 
For information about Rhode Island and reopening guidelines, please go to Reopening RI
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Coronavirus Resources

Updated Guidelines & Services – February 26, 2022
Barrington Public Library is pleased to announce that in accordance with state and municipal guidance, we have updated our building use guidelines. 

As of June 7, 2021 we have made the following changes
      • No time limit on library visits
      • Building capacity restrictions lifted
      • Computer sessions go back to 2-hours (1-hour for guest passes)
      • Comfortable seating is restored with a new, quiet reading & study area
      • Newspaper and magazine browsing returns
      • More study areas available on the Main Floor
      • Books are no longer quarantined so you will receive your holds faster 

Face Coverings 

Face masks are optional in the library.

If you are sick or experiencing any symptoms of illness, we ask that you refrain from entering the library at this time. 

Second Floor Meeting Rooms 

The second floor of the library including the Salem Family Auditorium, the Collis Family Gallery, the meeting rooms, and the Chapin Study Room are now open for booking.

To reserve a meeting room please email  If you would like to reserve the Chapin Study Room, you can do so HERE.

McCulloch Children's Room 

The McCulloch Children's Room has reopened with safety guidelines. Please visit the Kid's Page for details, or call 401-247-1920 x4. 


Monday thru Thursday: 9 am to 9 pm  
Friday & Saturday: 9 am to 4:30 pm 
Sunday: 12 pm to 4 pm

For questions, call us at 401-247-1920, contact us through our Live Librarian Chat on our website, or email


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