The Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS) Library is a member of the Ocean State Libraries (OSL) consortium. To facilitate interlibrary resource sharing, OLIS issues 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 library consortium. An OLIS Library Card enables these libraries to initiate a request on behalf of a patron using the OSL online catalog interface that provides access to the OSL collection. Both the requesting and supplying libraries can track the requests and monitor the loan status online. OLIS Library cards are made available for institutional use only and should not be used for personal borrowing.
Libraries that are current members of LORI in good standing (not owing for billed items to any other LORI library) are eligible to receive one library card per facility. OLIS reserves the right to suspend or deny the borrowing privileges when the library fails to respond to invoices for lost or damaged items within 60 days. The OLIS Library Card is good for one year and will expire each year on July 1st. Libraries will need to renew the card each year using the online form.
The OLIS Library complies with the Library of Rhode Island Standards. Any library that is issued an OLIS Library Card must also comply with these policies. Failure to do so will result in revocation of OLIS Library Card privileges.
Interlibrary loan service is available to valid OLIS Library Card holders. Card holders may place Holds on materials accessible through the OSL catalog web interface. The borrower must honor the set due date and the conditions of loan. Renewal requests should be made prior to the item due date. An item that cannot be found through the OSL online catalog web interface but is in the collection of another LORI library may be requested using the LORI Book and Article Request Form. If the items cannot be found in a LORI library, the item may be requested through the OLIS ILL Clearinghouse.
All OLIS Library items set as “holdable” are eligible for interlibrary loan requests.
OLIS staff are available Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 4 pm by calling Kelley Lima at 574-9308, Jeremy Cutler at 574-9306 or Alicia Waters at 574-9315. Closed State holidays.