Clark Memorial Library is open for limited browsing and curbside pick up!
Phase 3 Updates
In accordance with the Rhode Island Department of Health and the Governor’s orders regarding public safety during this pandemic, we are pleased to continue to offer curbside pickup of library materials as well as browsing inside the library. Guidelines for each of these services are provided below. We are excited for the opportunity to get library materials out to our community while we practice and encourage safe procedures. All patrons either inside or out are required to wear a face mask and stay at least 6 feet away from anyone else. Masks must be properly worn when in the library. No one will be allowed inside the library if they, or anyone in their family are sick. We will be happy to provide curbside pickup.
Borrowers who would prefer contactless curbside pickup must call during hours the library is open to request items and make an appointment for pick up. Patrons will receive a 15-minute window for a pickup time. Patrons requesting items will receive a reference number when they call; the requested items will be clearly labeled with this number (not your name) and placed on a table on the porch outside the library. Participants should wear masks and engage in social distancing while picking up materials.
All library materials should be returned in our book drop even if you are planning on going into the building. All returned items will be placed in quarantine for 72 hours in the library before they are checked in. As an added precaution, we recommend you place library materials you take home in an undisturbed area for 24 hours before you use them.
In library browsing will be allowed. Please follow social distancing and follow the markings on the floor.
You are now able to place up to 20 holds per person. Delivery times will be longer than usual since we are only receiving three deliveries per week. Items received in the delivery are held in quarantine for 3 days before being checked in.
Unfortunately, at this time, there will be no newspaper available for viewing. We will not be able to accommodate studying inside the library at our study carrels.
Only 2 computers will be available with a 15-minute time limit per patron by appointment only. After each use of the computer the library staff will disinfect the computer before another patron is permitted to use it. Remember our WI-FI is always available, even out in the parking lot.
There will be 1 public restroom available to patrons.
Thank you for your understanding as we navigate the course to reopening over the next few weeks, pending any future changes to guidelines per, the Rhode Island Department of Health, the Governor and OLIS policy. Please stay up to date for any changes to this procedure via our website, Facebook, and Instagram. Finally, stay well!
Clark Memorial Library Staff
Upcoming Virtual Events
Due to Covid-19
these events are
until further notice.
Wednesdays and Fridays from
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Mondays and Thursdays from
6:00 to 7:30 PM
2nd Tuesday of the Month at 7:00 PM
September to June
Wednesdays at 10:00 AM
Wednesdays at 1:00 PM
4th Wednesday of the Month at 6:30 PM
September to June
Fridays at 10:00 AM