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Westerly Library is now available by appointment only. Some sections of the first floor will be available for browsing material and to utilize the public computer lab, by reservation only. During this initial reopening phase we are unable to accommodate walk-ins. To make a reservation please call 401.596.2877 ext 930 for Circulation and ext 311 for the computer lab. Please check back for updates! Library Takeout Service is still available via the Books & Materials tab for contact-free pickup and the book drop is now open for material returns.

Loan Periods & Fines

As a way to encourage the prompt return of library materials so that others may enjoy them, the Westerly Public Library charges the following overdue fines:

Adult books, magazines, CDs and audiobooks are .10 per day. 

Children’s books, magazines, CDs and audiobooks are .10 per day 

All DVDs and videos are $1.00 per day.


Most materials circulate for 3 weeks.

DVDs and videos circulate for 1 week.

Express Collection items circulate for 1 week and cannot be placed on hold.