Fine Free Worry Free


Cranston Public Library’s children’s and teen materials are now fine free. If you return Cranston children’s or teen materials late, we won’t charge you!  We’re just glad to have the materials back and to have YOU back.


Every time you check out from a Cranston Public Library location, you receive a receipt that tells you when the materials are due to be returned.  You can call or go online to renew your materials if no one is waiting for them.

If you have substantially overdue items on your card, you have to return them before you will be allowed to check out anything new.  But we won’t charge fines on Cranston children’s or teen books, movies, magazines, or audio CDs if they are returned late.

If you check out Cranston adult materials or put materials on hold from libraries in other towns, you will be charged fines if the materials are returned late.  But if you have fines on your card and you’re under 18, please speak to a librarian. We want to make sure you can use your card!

If you do not return your materials by the due date, you will receive a few reminders. If you do not return the items after you receive the reminders, you will be charged for the cost of the materials.  

We won’t charge you for returning things a little late, but please don’t keep them forever!

Thank you to the Library Board of Trustees, Mayor Allan Fung and the Cranston City Council for their support in making it possible for the library to go fine free on children’s and teen materials.