Access Library Services from Home

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You don't have to be inside the library building to use our online resources.  You can enjoy ebooks, audiobooks, research materials, and children's ebooks from home or on the go.  You can also apply for a library card, ask a reference question, and keep in touch with the library via social media.

Streaming and Downloadable Collections

Ocean State Libraries eZone
eBooks, audiobooks and streaming video available for all of your mobile devices, ereaders, and computers.  For your phone, download the Libby app from the App Store for iphones or from  Google Play for your android.


A collection of animated talking picture books, read-alongs, books, quizzes, lesson plans, and educational games. 
An example of their new book collection: 

Kanopy Film Collection
New as of April 3rd!
We've just added Kanopy to our online collections.  Stream great films and visit the Kids Kanopy section for high quality children's films.


Online Resources

Reference Databases page
Links to Ebsco databases for research, Mango Languages to learn a new language. Learning Express Library to access standardized test prep, and Worldbook Online, as well as other resources.

Reading Recommendations


Get a new library card or renew your card

While Rhode Island public libraries are closed, online applications for new or renewed library cards will be processed remotely.  If a new card needs to be issued, you will be sent a temporary library card number and PIN by email.  A permanent library card will be assigned and mailed to you or may be picked up at the library you chose on your application after the libraries reopen.


The Reference Librarian is available to answer any questions about the library's online resources, or any informational questions, via email at or through the library's Facebook page.

Keep in touch on social media