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Barrington Middle School: Welcome to the library

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BMS Librarian

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Nancy Maddocks
Barrington Middle School
261 Middle Highway
Barrington RI 02806
(401) 247-3160


Library Hours

Monday 7:30 3:15
Tuesday 7:30 3:15
Wednesday* 7:30 3:15
Thursday 7:30 3:15
Friday* 7:30 2:15

* Please Note: The library is closed after school on the 3rd Wednesday of the month for staff meetings and on all Fridays. Special circumstances occasionally arise that require the library to close after school. Every effort is made to give students advance notice when possible. 

Summer Reading

BMS Service and Interlibrary Loan Policies

Service Policy

  • The Barrington Middle School (BMS) library is open to all Barrington students and staff.

  • Barrington Middle School (BMS) students, school district staff members, and parents can check out all items that are part of our regular circulation.

  • There are no overdue fines.

  • Lost or significantly damaged materials must be paid for at the cost of replacement.

  • Interlibrary loan requests can be placed by BMS patrons independently when they are logged in or through the library staff.

Interlibrary Loan

  • All items in circulation are available for interlibrary loan.

  • Library staff and patrons can submit interlibrary loan requests.

  • Interlibrary loan requests will be filled at the discretion of the school librarian.

  • Local patron hold requests take precedence over interlibrary loan requests for the same item.

  • Items that are specifically reserved for in-library or classroom use are temporarily excluded from interlibrary loan as needed.

  • An individual patron can request a maximum of two items at one time.

  • ILL requests will be filled (or declined) as quickly as possible.

  • There are no interlibrary loan fees or overdue fines.

  • Lost or significantly damaged items must be paid for at the cost of replacement. In certain circumstances, a replacement copy may be accepted.

  • Items borrowed through interlibrary loan have a 35 day loan period and can be renewed one time.

Circulation Nuts & Bolts

Loan period - 3 weeks, can be renewed

No overdue fines

Patrons can check out up to 5 items - only 3 graphic novels.

Lost or damaged items must be paid for at the cost of replacement.
Share your book with a friend, but make sure it gets checked out in his/her name. A book borrowed in your name is your responsibility.

Library Expectations

Your opinion counts! We want to know what you think of the books you read. Use your creativity and imagination by creating book trailers, talks, blogs, etc. that you can share with others. Looking for a book in the BMS collection that is not there? Let Mrs. Maddocks know so that she can decide if the book can be added to our collection.

Help our books last a long time. Treat them with the care and respect they deserve.

Remember - "Anyone who says they only have one life to live must not know how to read a book." author unknown