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Cool Tools Lending Policy

Cranston Public Library Cool Tools Lending Policy

Guidelines for Borrowing and Use

  • Tools/devices from the collection can only be checked out and returned to the Circulation Desk at the Cranston Public Library, Central Library. Do not use the book drop. $5.00 fine if returned to a public library in another community.
  • Tools/devices may be borrowed for one week unless otherwise specified and may not be renewed.
  • Checkout is limited to one tool/device per household.
  • At this time, holds may not be placed on tools/devices.
  • Borrowers must be 18 years or older.
  • Borrowers must be in good standing with the Library, have a valid Ocean State Libraries library card with a current address on file and no outstanding fines over $5.00.
  • The library reserves the right to refuse service to patrons who abuse the equipment or who are repeatedly late in returning tools/devices.
  • The library is not responsible for any liability, damages or expense resulting from misuse of the tool/device, connection of the device to other electronic devices, or data loss from use of the device.
  • The library cannot provide additional instruction on the operation of tools/devices.
  • The overdue fine is $5.00 a day. (Maximum fine $25.00.)
  • The borrower is responsible for costs associated with damage or loss of the tool/device and/or peripherals due to neglect or abuse.

Proper Care and Use

  • As with any device, use care when handling.
  • If any technical problems are encountered, patrons should return the tool/device immediately to the Circulation Desk at the Cranston Public Library.


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