E-rate: Library Information
Find E-rate related library information such as locale codes, rural/urban status, and more.
E-rate Application Window Extension
Libraries and consortia have up to July 21, 2016 to submit form 471.
2016 Kids Reading Across Rhode Island
KIDS Reading Across Rhode Island, Rhode Island's One Book, One State community read program for kids, is kicking off its 7th year!
Public Library Comparable Statistics 2015
Further reports on Rhode Island Public Libraries usage, collections, expenditures and revenue are now available.
School Library Month Proclaimed in RI
Governor Gina Raimondo has proclaimed April as School Library Month, recognizing the contributions that school librarians make to their school communities.
OLIS - LORI Delivery Items Count
All LORI Libraries receiving delivery service should begin their items count on Sunday, April 24 through Saturday, April 30.
Interstate Delivery Pilot Project
The project enables Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts libraries to send and receive interlibrary loan items across the state border at no cost to participating libraries.
Strategic Planning for Public Libraries
Creating a comprehensive strategic plan with community input can feel like a daunting task. Consider spending a day so that you learn how to better approach and complete the process.
OLIS Library Card and Interlibrary Loan Policy
To facilitate interlibrary resource sharing, OLIS will begin issuing OSL cards (“OLIS Library Card”) to libraries that are members of the Library of Rhode Island (LORI) network, but do not belong to the OSL or HELIN library consortium.
2016 Rhode Island Children's Book Award Winner Announced
Between February 1 and March 4, 5,087 students in grades 3-6 cast their vote for the 2016 Rhode Island Children's Book Award winner. These students, representing 58 school and public libraries across the state, selected the Newbery Honor Book El Deafo by Cece Bell from a list of 20 nominees.
OLIS Continuing Education: Spring 2016
The spring CE session offers 21 programs featuring Media Smart Libraries, youth and adult services, services to print disabilities and homebound patrons, infographics, and more.
Governor's Proposed State Aid to Libraries
The Governor's Proposed Budget for 2017 includes level funding of state aid to libraries and the Office of Library and Information Services.