Video Loan Policy


    DVDs may be borrowed upon the presentation of a valid Ocean State Libraries card. The card owner MUST be present when DVDs are borrowed.

    DVDs may be borrowed for ONE WEEK with 2 more one week renewals if available. Television series that are clearly marked as such may be borrowed for three weeks with 2 more three week renewals if available. The limit is 8 DVDs in any combination of movies, nonfiction or documentaries per borrower of which no more than 3 may be Blu-Ray. The item may not be transferred to a family member’s card. 

    Lincoln Public Library staff will not restrict borrowing on the basis of material content. According to R.I Public Library Standards, a parent or guardian is responsible for the selection of materials for their child/ward. State privacy law and library policy provide confidentiality of materials charged to a library patron’s card, until such time as materials become overdue.

    WARNING: Federal law provides severe civil and criminal penalties for the unauthorized reproduction, distribution, or exhibition of copyrighted motion pictures and video discs (Title 17, United States Code, Sections 501 and 506). The Federal Bureau of Investigations investigates allegations of criminal copyright infringement (Title 17, United States Code, Section 506).


    Approved May 2012

    Amended October 2013

    Amended March 2015

    Amended June 2022