Programs & Services
- Computer Classes
- Book Discussion Groups
- Library Services
- Get a Library Card
- Website of the Month
- 3D Printer
Learn how to use the computer in one of the Cranston Public Library's technology workshops. We offer hands-on technology lessons designed to teach useful computer skills and applications that can be used at home and work. Each lesson is an hour and a half long - come join us and build your technology skills!
The Cranston Public Library has computers available for public use at our central library and all of our branches. Rhode Island residents must have a library card to use the public computers. Guest passes are reserved for out-of-state residents only. All CPL locations offer a free wireless connection.
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Utility bill or receipt
If you do not have proof of identification, we are able to verify your address by sending a piece of mail to your current address. The postmarked envelope may be used as proof of residency.
People who work in Rhode Island and reside out-of-state may be issued a local use only card at no charge. They must show proof of employment (work ID or pay stub) and verification of their home address. A local use only card may only be used at the Cranston Public Library and its branches.
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The Friends of the Cranston Public Library sponsor the Museum Membership Program to allow library patrons discounted or free admission to the following museums and cultural societies.
Reserve a Museum Pass Online! or call the Reference Desk at 401-943-9080 x6
• AUDUBON SOCIETY of RI Environmental Education Center
Free admission for up to 2 adults and 4 children
• BIOMES MARINE BIOLOGY CENTER
$2 off each admission. Children under 3 are free.
• BLITHEWOLD MANSION, GARDENS & ARBORETUM
Admits up to 6 people at $3 for every adult. Youth 17 and under are free . Valid April through mid-October.
• MYSTIC AQUARIUM
$5 off each admission for up to 4 people.
• RISD MUSEUM OF ART
Family pass. Free Admission for 4 adults and children under 18. The RISD Museum is free on Sundays.
• ROGER WILLIAMS PARK ZOO
$3 off the admission price for any combination of 4 adults, seniors and children. Note: The library pass is not valid for the months of January and February.
MUSEUM PASS PROGRAM RULES
• Passes may be reserved up to thirty (30) days in advance.
• You must present your library card to borrow.
• An individual may borrow passes for each museum up to four (4) times per year.
• One set of passes may be borrowed per family/per day.
• Passes are due the same day they are borrowed unless otherwise instructed by the librarian.
• Passes must be returned to the Cranston Public Library (Central Library) on Sockanosset Cross Road.
• Passes, in their cases, may be returned to the bookdrop, provided each pass is back at the library prior to opening the following day. (No later than 8:30 a.m.)
• The fine for overdue passes is $5.00 per day/per pass.
Books @ Home
Can't get to the library? Cranston Public Library's Books @ Home program brings library materials to you!
CPL offers homebound services for Cranston residents who still live in their own home or apartment. Patrons may be permanently homebound, or temporarily unable to drive because of illness or injury. Some patrons use the service for many years, while others may only need it a time or two while recovering from surgery. A volunteer driver will deliver books (in regular, large print, or audio format), magazines, music cds, and documentary videos or dvds to you once every three weeks. The service is completely free. There are no charges or overdue fees.
To get started, we'll ask you a few questions about your interests, likes, and dislikes. Then the first book bag will be delivered. We'll be in touch in three weeks to check if any renewals are needed and arrange a date for the next delivery.
Call Karen McGrath at 401-781-6116 or email her at email@example.com to register for the service or become a volunteer driver.