Cranston Public Library responds to COVID-19 Outbreak
Important information about library services:
Due Dates - All due dates on current loans have been extended to May 1. You DO NOT need to return materials until we reopen.
Fines - Libraries have agreed to waive fines from March 1 through the end of this public health crisis.
Holds - Ocean State Libraries has disabled the ability for patrons to place holds from the catalog so that we don't create false expectations for when holds may be able to be picked-up. Holds that are currently on our shelves waiting to be picked-up will be available for up to one week after re-opening.
Library Cards - If you don't already have a library card, you can apply for one online here: https://www.oslri.org/application/ Our staff is ready to expedite the application process.
We have extended any card that was about to expire to a new expiration date of May 1. If you have any problems with your CPL library card please email
firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you!
Donations - DO NOT drop donations into our return bins. DO NOT leave donations outside the library. We cannot safely handle donations at this time.
Wifi - The Cranston Public Library has limited access to FREE public WiFi in the parking lots of all library locations. Please stay inside your car and follow social distancing. Patrons access library WiFi at your own risk.
Please visit the Ocean State Libraries website for information on COVID-19 and its impact on the Rhode Island Public Library system.
Visit our Contact Us page for contact information during the closure.
Live Chat - Click on the blue "Questions? Contact a Librarian!" button on the bottom right of this website to be connected to a reference librarian.
Live chat is available Monday - Friday from 9am - 5pm.
By Phone - Please call 401-943-9080 to leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.