To obtain a free library card: A RI resident must present a valid RI ID or license with his/her current address or a valid picture ID along with verification of address, such as a bill, car registration, check-book, or lease.
Active duty military personnel must present military ID and proof of residency as stated above.
Acceptable ID for out of state residents who are currently attending school in RI would include a student ID, course schedule, or a tuition bill.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian with proof of residence.
The cardholder or parent/guardian of a juvenile cardholder is responsible for materials borrowed on his/her card.
Out of state residents can purchase a one year FULL ACCESS card for $185.00 or a one year LOCAL USE ONLY card for $10.00. A FULL ACCESS card may be used at other OSL libraries to borrow materials and to place reserves. A LOCAL USE ONLY card can only be used at the issuing library.
If a card is lost or stolen, notify the library immediately. A fee of $1.00 is charged to replace a lost card for patrons who present a valid ID.