FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

How can I take out a Museum Pass?

You can request a pass online or call one of our libraries; passes can only be picked up at Weaver.


free wifi

Can I connect to the Internet?

Free public Internet computers are available at each location, you can also bring in a laptop to connect to our wireless network. Printing costs .15 per page for Black and White, $1.00 per page for color (color printing ONLY available at Weaver).  See our Computer Policy for more.


Do you have a FAX machine?

You can send a FAX with our self service FAX Kiosk machine from Fax 24.  You can even FAX from a computer by using Fax Scan 24.  FAX service can be paid by debit or credit cards, or by purchasing a prepaid card at the Circulation Desk.


Circulation and Borrower Information


How do I get a Library Card?

Patrons may get a card by showing proof of Rhode Island residency.  This can be a driver’s license, car registration, checkbook, mail etc. as long as the current address is shown.  Non residents can apply for a local use card for $25 per year.  This card will allow access only to the East Providence Libraries collection.

You may also get a card if you show that you are enrolled in a school in RI. Children under 14 years of age must have a parent or legal guardian sign their application.


How can I Renew Materials?

Over the telephone by calling the library (Weaver  434-2453) or through our automated phone system at 736-0965.
On the web through the Library Catalog (click on the link view your patron record and follow prompts for  “items out.” Click the check box next to the items you wish to renew, then click on the “renew” box).



The library circulates books, magazines, videocassettes, audio books, compact discs, and DVDs.   See the chart for loan periods, fines and renewals.


Material Loan Period Daily Overdue
Books 3 weeks (limit 4 per subject) 1 renewal 10 cents
Magazines 1 week 10 cents
DVD 1 week (limit 10 per card) 1 renewal $2.00
Books on CD 3 weeks (limit 5 per card) 1 renewal
Music CD’s 1 week (limit 5 per card) 1 renewal $2.00
Museum Pass $5.00


What happens if I Lose or Damage library material?

You can pay the library’s listed price to replace a copy of the item.

You may buy a NEW replacement copy of the item, and bring it in to the library.  Library materials are protected under RI State Laws


Holds and Notices

We have an automated calling system that will notify you when you have items to be picked up, or items overdue. You can give us an email address if your prefer email notification.

Canceling Hold Requests
To delete one hold at a time in the library catalog, check off the title you wish to delete then choose UPDATE LIST.  DO NOT USE CANCEL ALL (this deletes all your holds, and there is no way to get them back).


How do I Reserve A Meeting Room?

We have a small study room that can be used on a first come, first served basis. We also have two larger meeting rooms that can be used by non-profit agencies.

Check here for details