PPL Borrowing Policy

*You may borrow up to 99 Providence Public Library items at one time. All 3-week loans may be renewed once. Renew in person, online through your account, by calling 401-455-8000, or our automated system at 401-736-0965 or 1-800-359-3090.

Item Max number

Loan period
(weeks)

Overdue fines per day
Books
Special Permission
Adult Basic Collection
4 per topic
2
5
3
1
3
.10
.10
.10
Music Scores 6 3 .10
Periodicals
excluding current issue
5 1 adult
3 juvenile
.10
Picture Collection 50 adult
25 juvenile
3 .10 per envelope
Audiocassettes 4 3 .10
Books on tape/CD 6 3 .10
Language kits 2 3 .10
Compact Discs
  
6 3 .10
Records 4 3 .10
Videocassettes / DVDs
adult cardholder
juvenile cardholder
 
5
2
1 1.00
e.books unlimited 3 days

 

Maximum fine on books is $6 and on DVDs is $10. Fees for lost items is dependent on the cost for the item.

*Temporary cards: borrowing limit is 2 items

Providence Children's Museum passes are available. Ask in our Children's Library or call 455-8025 or 455-8098.

All materials, with the exception of LP records and circulating art, may be returned to any Ocean State Libraries library.

Please rewind all videos.

The Providence Public Library disclaims responsibility for damages incurred to the borrower’s equipment from use with the Library’s audio-visual materials.