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Get a Library Card

The Westerly Library belongs to the statewide Ocean State Libraries network. The card is free of charge to Rhode Island residents and residents of Stonington, CT. Nonresidents who own property in Rhode Island are also eligible for a free card. Valid ID and proof of address are required to obtain a library card.  There is an annual fee of $115.00 for nonresidents who wish to have borrowing privileges.  

The Westerly Library also offers a teacher’s card for teachers who live or teach in Westerly or Stonington. Proper ID is required and the card may only be used at the Westerly Public Library. With this card teachers may check out unlimited items for classroom use which are exempt from overdue fines.

Children under 12 can sign up for a library card in the Children's Room.

For more information contact the Circulation Department at 596-2877 ext 2.