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

A brief list of some great resources to keep everyone reading while we all help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Patron Resources

Tax Forms

RI State Forms

Federal Form

Forms can be printed for free at the library.  No printing of instruction books please. 

Get a Library Card

Your library card can be used at any Rhode Island Public Library, allows you to return books to any location and facilitates ordering desired items ( for FREE!) from any library in the state!  

All you need is this application (also available at any branch) and an ID.

Find a Book

Use the Ocean State Libraries Digital Catalog to find your next great read.  You can request books from any Rhode Island Library, place holds on popular titles and see the entire state's collection of books, CDs, DVDs and more!

Find an e-Book

Use the Ocean State Library's e-Zone and get books, audio-books, music and movies on your Overdrive equipped devices.  Need Help? Stop by our Tech Help Hours, Mondays from 5:30 to 7:00PM and get set up with the e-Zone.

Need RI Info?

Ask RI is a clearing house of helpful resources for all things Rhode Island!

Chariho Times

Westerly Sun

Providence Journal

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ONGOING Programs

Due to Covid-19

these events are

currently postponed

until further notice.

Tech Help Hours

Wednesdays and Fridays from

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Mondays and Thursdays from 

6:00 to 7:30 PM

Book Discussion

2nd Tuesday of the Month at 7:00 PM

Toddler Time (18 months - 3 years)

September to June

Wednesdays at 10:00 AM

Craft and Fiber Arts Group

Wednesdays at 1:00 PM

Cookbook Club

4th Wednesday of the Month at 6:30 PM

Preschool Story Hour (3-5 years)

September to June

Fridays at 10:00 AM 

WiFi Availability

Library WiFi is Available

Even with the library closed, our WiFi can be accessed.

From the parking lot many devices can still connect to our secure public WiFi.

If you need to check email, download eZone materials or check in remotely with friends, hopefully this will help out

Stay healthy and safe out there!

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7 Pinehurst Dr.
Carolina, RI  02812
Phone: 401-364-6100
Fax: 401-364-7675
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