100 Tinkham Lane
Harrisville, Rhode Island 02830
Phone 401-710-7800
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Your new library won its designers a bronze medal in Rhode Island Monthly's 14th Annual Design Awards.




April 2014—

Our web site is still undergoing redesign.

Until the new site is ready,
please use our online Newsletter
or our Online Calendar
to stay up-to-date on programs and events.

For complete information about what's happening
in our Children's Department, please visit
our JMS Kid's Blog.

Friends of the Jesse Smith Library Bloomin' Fundraiser 2014
Purchase your spring bulbs and plants and help the Library, too!
go to the Friends Bloomin Fundraiser web site...

Library Hours

  • Monday - Wednesday
    10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    1:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Friday
    10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday Hours
    10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Winter Hours

Next Scheduled Closings

  • Memorial Day
    Monday, 26 May
    Library Closed

Directions to the library

Weather Closing &
Cancellation Information—

For information about cancellations,
go to Cancellations.com

Click here for the Library's
Weather Closing Policy

OSL Catalog Search

Click here to access Your OSL Account information.

Now there are two ways to search the OSL catalog.

1. Classic Catalogue Search

Search the OSL online catalog by title, author, subject, etc.

2. Encore Catalog Search

What is Encore?

Encore is the library's new interface to the library catalog that functions more like a search engine. It features:

  • A simple starting point– just type in your search terms and go!
  • Many options for refining your search, by format (book, DVD, etc.), year of publication, subject heading ("tag"), and more.
  • Suggested titles ("popular choices") that match your search.

For more information about Encore Catalog Search check out our Encore Page. [Includes FAQ!]

Digital Media from OSL



The Digital Media Download Site is available 24/7 to all Ocean State Library (OSL) cardholders.

Using your OSL library card and your personal computer (or compatible device), you can browse, check out, and download eBooks, audio books, music, and video from E-Zone to enjoy at home, at work, or when you travel.


Login to your OSL Library Account

By logging in to your OSL Library Account, you can access your patron record. You can renew materials eligible for renewal online and check the status of your OSL Account. Here you can find out what materials you have checked out, how much you owe in fines, and what items you may have on hold.

Click here to log in ot your OSL Library Account


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Tax Time Help

Click here to go to the Library's Tax Help page.

Please Note: The Library has reproducible tax forms that are available for copying at ten cents per page.


  • Book Discussion
    3rd Tuesdays 1:30 p.m.
  • Lego Group
    Tuesdays 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
    Saturdays 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Friends of the Library
    1st Wednesdays 7:00 p.m.
  • Adult Writing Group
    Alternate Wednesdays
    6:30 p.m.
  • Knitting Group
    Thursdays 6:00 p.m.
  • Coffeehouse Concerts
    3rd Fridays Feb-Jun
    6:30 p.m.
  • Trivia Group
    Saturdays 10:00 a.m.
    3rd Tuesdays 7:00 p.m.

Your Tax Dollars
What's the real value of your library?

For every $1.00 in taxes you spend on your library, do you know how many dollars of value you receive in return?
Find out here:
Individual Return on Investment Calculator