Borrowing Information

Overdue Fines

  • Books: $3.00 per book
  • Maximum overdue charge for all books due on a common due date is $10.00
  • Maximum overdue charge per video is $10.00


Most library materials may be renewed. The library system is currently automatically renewing eligible items. Renewals may not be possible if there is a waiting list for the specific item, or if the owning library does not allow renewals.


Books may be returned to any public library that participates in the Ocean State Libraries (OSL) system. It is best to check with each owning library about their policies. Some libraries require certain items be returned to their location. When returning materials inside the library please put them in the book drop, do not leave them on the counter.

Book Drop

For your convenience the book drop is open 24 hours a day. It is located to the left of the main entrance of the building. Most items can be returned in the book drop. Telescopes, E-Readers, Museum Passes, and Microwave Leak Detectors must be returned inside the building.

Items returned in the book drop before the library opens will be credited as being returned the previous day. If for any reason the book drop is overflowing please do not leave items outside, hold on to them and contact the library. You will be held responsible for any items left outside.


Most circulating materials may be reserved. Some libraries do not allow reserves on their items, and your request may be denied for this reason. If you place a hold on a Greenville item from home, which shows a status of available, please keep in mind that it may not be pulled by the time you come in to pick it up. To ensure your item is waiting for you please call the library and a staff member will be put it aside for you. Items may be reserved over the phone and held up to 7 days. When placing a reserve on an item with an available status at another library the average wait time is 2-5 business days.

Lost Items

Greenville Library Lost or Damaged Items

If you have lost an item belonging to the Greenville Library you have two options. You can pay for the missing item or replace it. If you choose to replace the item you should notify the library. You can buy a gently used copy of the same item or a brand new one. Ex Library books are not acceptable as replacement copies. If the item is not replaced or paid for you may be referred to a collection agency.

Lost or Damaged Item from another OSL library

If you have lost an item belonging to another OSL library you will need to contact the owning library to see what your options are. Most libraries require you to pay for the item, a handful allow replacement copies.

Paying Library Fines & Other Fees Online

Fines can be paid online by going to the OSL Catalog and clicking on the Login to your Account link. Once you log in you'll have access to several options, including “Pay Online."


Please call the Circulation Desk with any questions regarding our Circulation policies:

(401)949-3630 Ext. 1