COVID-19 Limited Browsing

Limited Browsing 

Limited Browsing is now available at the library on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM. Browsing is available on a first-come first-serve basis in the library’s Meeting Room alongside Express Services, and our capacity has increased to accommodate the additional services.  

Follow the signs along the walking path to the left of the library entrance to the Meeting Room side door for entry. If you anticipate or experience difficulty accessing the room this way, please call the library at (401) 294-3306 to discuss accommodations. 

All visitors who are able are required to wear a mask while in the library for services, and must practice social distancing from others.  

When you arrive, a staff member will direct you to where you will find items of interest. Please be advised that we will need to limit the number of people browsing in each area. You may need to wait to browse curated collections.  

Space is limited. If you arrive and the room is at capacity, library staff will take your name and cell phone number, vehicle description, or a note about where you will be waiting for your turn. As space becomes available, a staff member will contact visitors in order of their arrival.   

Please keep your visit under 20 minutes to allow the greatest number of people to access the collections.  

Genres/Collections available for browsing 

  • Fiction (including Large Print, Audiobooks and Playaways) 
  • Non-Fiction 
  • Young Adult 
  • DVDs and Blu-Rays (including 2 day Express) 
  • Children’s Materials (all picture books and select materials for older children) 


Check-out Limits 

  • Childrens materials – 10 items 
  • All other genres combined – 5 items 
    • 2 day Express – 2 items, included in 5 total


Please be advised that Librarians have curated carts for you to browse for all collections except the picture books. If you are looking for something specific, please call ahead and request your item via curbside pick-up. Staff in the Meeting Room may not be able to retrieve specific items, or your holds, during these service hours. Plan your trip accordingly.  



Hours of operation 

  • 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM, Monday–Friday 

Ways to contact the library during operating hours with questions: 

If you cannot contact us during our operating hours, you may leave a message or email and someone will get back to you.  


Learn about our other current offerings:


We will update this section as we get questions once browsing has started. If you have questions, please contact the library.