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Welcome to Susan Moreland Straub - Ocean State Libraries' New Executive Director!

Welcome to Susan Moreland Straub - Ocean State Libraries' New Executive Director!

Ocean State Libraries (OSL) is pleased to announce that Susan Moreland Straub has been named its new Executive Director. Susan has been at OSL since January 2016 as Cataloger/eZone Support. Prior to her arrival at OSL, she worked at the North Kingstown Free Library starting in 1998, serving for 7 years as Assistant Director of Technology and Access Services and 7 years as Deputy Director. Susan graduated with an MLIS from the University of Rhode Island[...]
Automatic Borrowing on the eZone

Automatic Borrowing on the eZone

When placing a hold on an eZone title, you have the ability to automatically borrow a title.

Starting on March 29th, this option will continue to be available to you at any time, but it will no longer happen by default.

When placing a hold, you will see this familiar screen:

Check off the box to the left of “Automatically borrow this title when it becomes available” if you would like to take advantage of this feature.  If[...]

Choose a Username for Easier Online Account Access

Choose a Username for Easier Online Account Access

You may now create a Username for your Library Account online!  Visit our How-To page to learn how to add a username to your account in a few easy steps!  Note: a Username does not replace your library card, you will still need to present your card when checking out materials at your local library.[...]