Fast Facts

RI public libraries are linked through a state-wide communications network and an Innovative Interfaces Millennium system

  • All public libraries have high-speed Internet access through the OSL network
  • The 50 library systems in OSL offer access to a combined total of 4.5 million items
  • Over 6.9 million items per year are borrowed from member libraries
  • There are over 520,000 registered OSL library card holders
  • OSL operates with an annual budget of $1.6 million derived from local support
  • More than 1.5 million items annually are sent through the state-wide interlibrary loan system by OSL libraries
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