|Ashaway Free Library | Serving the community since 1871|
Monday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Any person may become a borrowing member of the library and be issued a library card in accordance with the rules of the Ocean State Libraries (OSL) consortium.
Persons are not required to be members of the library to use the library facilities and to use library materials on the premises. Only valid members of the Ashaway Free Library or persons in possession of an OSL card from another library may borrow materials for use outside the library.
Services available include the following:
INTERLIBRARY LOAN: Requested materials that are not part of the library's holdings will be obtained, as available, through the appropriate interlibrary loan network. Any fees assessed by owning libraries for sending materials physically or electronically will be paid by the patron. No fees are charged for research or for returning ILL items.
REFERENCE: Staff members are available to assist in locating materials, subject matter, or specific items on the shelves or in the library's electronic holdings. Reference requests are accepted in person, by phone, and by electronic mail.
PROGRAMS: The library provides educational, cultural, and entertainment programs for children, young adults, adults, and families. These programs are free and open to the public.
The library adheres to the policies of the American Library Association, including the Library Bill of Rights and the Code of Ethics.