Clark Memorial Library
Inter-library Loan Policy
The Clark Memorial Library as a member of the Ocean State Libraries consortium will allow anyone with a valid Ocean State Libraries card to borrow the following material from the library; circulating books, magazines, and audio-visual material. Photocopies from non-circulating material will also be provided free of charge. Reference, local history and genealogy materials may not be borrowed.
Ocean State Library (OSL) cardholders are able to borrow material from non-OSL Rhode Island libraries and from out-of-state libraries by using our Inter-library Loan service (ILL). Patrons can request materials through ILL by contacting the librarian. The library will make every effort to fill non-OSL and out-of-state requests. ILL requests are subject to normal fines and fees for overdue and lost items.
The Clark Memorial Library primarily serves the people of the town of Richmond and the surrounding Chariho area. The library follows the ALA Bill of Rights in making its collection available to everyone without regard for age, gender, religious or ethnic background, political affiliation or physical disability. As a member of Ocean State Libraries, the library extends full access of its collection to the residents of the state of Rhode Island.
The Clark Memorial Library purchases materials in a variety of formats and subjects that meet the criteria of our mission statement.
The library offers programs for children and adults, interlibrary loan, computers with internet access and word processing capabilities, wireless internet access, reader’s advisory and reference. The library’s webpage provides among other things access to the Ocean State Libraries catalog and access to online databases.