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Borrowing Policy

You may borrow up to 99 Providence Community Library items at one time. Renew in person, online, by calling any of our PCL locations, or our automated system at 401-736-0965 or 1-800-359-3090.


Loan Times & Overdue Fees
Item Maximum # Loan Period Overdue Fine
Books 5 per topic 3 Weeks $.20/day
Periodicals 5 1 Week $.20/day
Audio Books 6 3 Weeks $.20/day
Music CDs 5 3 Weeks $.20/day
DVD 5 1 Week $1.00/day
Language Kits 2 3 Weeks $.20/day
Kindle 1 3 Weeks $5.00/day
WIFI Hotspot 1 1 Week $5.00/day
Video Games no max 3 Weeks $1.00/day

Additional Information

  • Temporary cards: borrowing limit is 2 items
  • All PCL items, excluding museum passes, E-Readers, hot spots, periodicals, and items on reserve for another patron, can be renewed 1 time.
  • Please return all audio-visual materials in their proper cases.
  • All materials, with the exception of excluding museum passes, E-Readers, and hot spots, may be returned to any Ocean State Libraries library.
  • If you have outstanding overdue materials or overdue fines totaling more than $5.00, you will need to return your overdue material and bring your fines down to or under $5.00 in order to continue borrowing.
  • PCL is not responsible for damages incurred to the borrower’s equipment from use with our libraries audio-visual materials.
  • Borrowing policies, including loan periods and renewals, may vary at each OSL library.