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Ocean State Libraries
Providence Public Library is a member of the statewide Ocean State Libraries (OSL), formerly CLAN (Cooperating Libraries Automated Network), which links over 50 public libraries in Rhode Island.

Ocean State Libraries cards may be used at other Ocean State Libraries libraries to borrow materials. You are responsible for your Ocean State Libraries card and it is not transferable.

LIBRARY POLICIES may vary at each Ocean State Libraries library. Members of Ocean State Libraries reserve the right to deny check-out privileges to anyone who has overdue library material from any Ocean State Libraries library, or owes fines of more than $5 at any Ocean State Libraries library. Each library may also determine charges for lost or damaged material. Lost cards will be replaced for $1. You should inquire about specific circulation policies when using a different library.

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