Curbside Pickup Procedure as of May 17, 2020

Dear Clark Memorial Library Community,

In accordance with the Rhode Island’s Department of Health and the Governor’s orders regarding public safety and social distancing, we are pleased to be able to offer curbside pickup of library materials beginning Tuesday, May 19th. Guidelines for this service are provided below. We are excited for the opportunity to get library materials out to our community, however we must also consider how to do so while still encouraging social distancing.  This pickup is a no contact exchange.


  • Curbside pickup will be offered:

           Tuesdays 1 - 4 pm

           Wednesdays 10 am – 1 pm

           Thursdays 5 - 8 pm

           Saturdays 10 am – 1 pm


  • Borrowers must call during hours the library is open to request items and make an appointment for pick up.  All pickups will be contactless and by appointment only.  Patrons will receive a 15-minute window pickup time. Items will be clearly labeled with borrowers’ names and placed on a table on the porch outside the library. Participants should wear masks and engage in social distancing while picking up materials.


  • Requests will not be taken in person. We cannot permit patrons into the library for any reason at this time.                                                                                                                                            

  • All library materials may be returned in our book drop.  Books and DVD’s will be disinfected in the library before they are loaned out.  As an added precaution, we recommend you place library materials you take home in an undisturbed area for 24 hours before you use the books and DVDs.                                                                                                            

  • Clark Memorial Library will be able to provide materials in our collection with a speedy response. You will be able to place holds on items that are not currently available in our collection beginning May 18th but delivery times may be longer than usual, since we are no longer receiving daily material transfers. To search our collection visit: and under "View Entire Collection" select the drop down menu and scroll down to Clark Memorial. Borrowers may request specific items or they may ask for items on a certain topic or by a certain author – or they may ask for library staff suggestions! We (by order of OSL) are limiting requests to 5 items per borrower per pickup.

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 Governor’s and OSL 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


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 


Monday                           1:00PM to 8:00PM

Tuesday                            1:00PM to 8:00PM

Wednesday                      10:00AM to 8:00PM

Thursday                           1:00PM to 8:00PM

Friday                               10:00AM to 5:00PM


(Sept. 1 to June 30th)         10:00 AM to 4:00PM

(July 1 to August 31st)        10:00 AM to 2:00PM  

Upcoming Events

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!


In compliance with continuing RIDOH guidelines, the library will begin curbside pickup on Tuesday, May 19th.  This service  is by appointment only.  Please call the library during open hours (T 1-4. W 10-2, Th 5-8 and Sat 10-1) to request items and arrange pick up.

All due dates on checked out items have been moved to June1st, 2020 and no fines will accrue until that time. Physical holds can now be made via the online catalog.  However, arrival of items will take longer than in previous times.  


The eZone, our website and social media, in addition to the community resources listed on our website will remain active so we can keep you updated as the situation evolves.  


We thank you for your patience and support as we all do our best to keep our patrons safe.


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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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