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Click the icon below to go to the web site and CPL on line catalog.

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Free Online Tutoring for All Students

Need help with homework? Try!

All students now have access to through the Cranston Public Library’s website. From 2:00-10:00 daily, students can connect with a live online tutor and receive individual homework help in any subject area.

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Chester Barrows Library Catalog

If you  would like to look up any books or materials here at Chester Barrows, use the Library Catalog (all students grade 3 and above are familiar with it).  Look up by Subject, Keyword, Author, Title or Series.  Feel free to ask Mrs. Rose if you need any assistance.

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Chester Barrows School continues its subscription to TUMBLEBOOKS for the current year!  Click on the icon above for a wonderful on-line library.  Includes videos, fiction, non-fiction, chapter books.

Fresh Start - Get a New Library Card!

The Cranston Public School Libraries are partnering with the Cranston Public Library to get library cards into the hands of as many students as possible. Some students already have library cards but can't use them because the cards are lost, expired, or limited by overdue fines. Usually, it requires a trip to the library to take care of these problems, but the Fresh Start initiative will allow students and their families to simply fill out a form and submit it to their school librarian to get what they need.  Click here to learn more about Fresh Start.   Click here to download a printable library card application. 

Ebooks in RICat


To look at ebooks available through our library catalog, use the drop-down list under the search box and choose the format Electronic book.  Then click back in the Find box and press the [Enter] key on your keyboard.

To check out ebooks click Login in the upper right corner of the screen:

  • Your login is cbryourlunchcode (ex. cbr12345)
  • Your password is your birthday in six digits. If your birthday is February 2, 2008 your password would be 020208. 02 is for February, the next 02 would be for the day, 08 is for the last two digits in 2008.

Thanks to Mrs. Steward of Gladstone School for the concise information in this box.


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Sue Rose
Chester W. Barrows School
9 Beachmont Avenue
Cranston, RI 02905

Library Hours

Tues.   8:45 am - 3:30 pm

Thurs.  8:45 am - 3:30 pm



Barrows Library Circulation Policies

First through fifth grade has library class weekly for 35 minutes.

Kindergarten has library class every  week for 35 minutes.

First Graders may select one book every other week.

Second Graders may select up to two books every other week.

Students in Third through Fifth Grade may select two books every other week.

Students, please remember to return materials on your scheduled library day.


It is the student's responsiblilty to take care of their books and return them to the library on the due date. 

Students, please do not loan your library books to your friends.

RILINK Interlibrary Loan Policy

As a member of the RILINK consortium, we follow the consortium-level Interlibrary Loan Policy that is posted on the RILINK website here:


Chester Barrows School Library Service Policy

In accordance with LORI Standards Certification, the Service Policy for Chester Barrows School Library can be found here.