FAQ!

Question: How long does it take if you order a book?

Answer: If the Bristol library doesn’t have the book you’re looking for (because it’s not in our inventory or currently checked out), but it is available at one of the other Rhode Island public libraries (there are 71(!) member library sites), it should take 3 to 5 days. 

New books and “bestsellers” may take much longer even if many libraries have a copy, so be sure and let us know if you’d like to be put on the waiting list as soon as possible. Things move fast and it’s always great to get that notice in your mailbox: “Your book has arrived”.

Visit our catalog to get started:

How Do I…?

How can I quickly find a list of library movies filmed in RI?  

There is a handy feature in the Ocean State Libraries catalog called featured lists. If you click on the link it will take you to a page of shortcuts. One of these shortcuts is movies filmed in RI. Click on that link and it will automatically pull up a list of the films we have in our system that were filmed in RI. While you are there, feel free to peruse links to award winning books like award nominees and NYT best sellers!

 

Quick Tip!


Ocean State Libraries Catalog

Librarians love to be efficient. And we bet you do too! We realize time is precious, so, now our system automatically renews your items! Remember, this applies only eligible items. If an item is on hold or non-renewable, it will not be renewed.

To log in and view your account click HERE to access the Ocean State Libraries catalog!