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East Greenwich High School Library: About the Library

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Borrowing Library Materials

Service Policy

The East Greenwich High School (EGHS) Library is open to all East Greenwich students, staff and faculty. EGHS students, school district staff members, and parents can check out all items that are part of our regular circulation.
Borrowing Library Items
The loan period is 21 days (3 weeks). Limit: 3 items per student.  When students have multiple research projects, they can request to borrow additional items.   There are no overdue fines.
You may come to the library to renew if you need additional time, or renew online by following the directions on this page. Please bring your items to the library when renewing.  You can also email Mrs. Steever and ask her to renew your library items. 
You may not borrow if...
You have an overdue book. 
Lost Books and Magazines
Students must pay the cost of replacing lost or damaged materials before borrowing additional items.
Check your school email address and/or "My Info" in your library account to check for due dates, overdues, fines, and hold status.  Overdue notices are emailed weekly, and ready hold notices are emailed on the day that the item arrives.  
Interlibrary Loan
As a member of the RILINK consortium, the EGHS Library follows the consortium-level Interlibrary loan policy that is posted on the RILINK Website.  Interlibrary loan requests can be placed for East Greenwich School District books by EGHS patrons independently. All other interlibrary loan requests are placed by library staff.

EGHS Library Information

The library is a place to read, research, study, and create. 
Students may work independently or complete small group projects quietly.
Laptops, desktops and printers are available for academic work.

Library expectations apply before, during and after school.

The EGHS Library supports the mission and curriculum of East Greenwich High School and builds the foundation needed to transform students into lifelong learners, independent readers and respectful, responsible, ethical global citizens with the ability to make positive contributions to the world around them.  This mission is accomplished by:

  • Providing intellectual and physical access to materials in all formats.
  • Providing instruction to foster competence and stimulate interest in reading, accessing and using information and ideas.
  • Working with other educators to design learning strategies to meet the needs of individual students.

The EGHS Library embraces an open access philosophy. Open access means that students continue to use the Library on a regular basis to exchange books, receive guidance in selecting appropriate materials and use library resources. 

Class sets for Teachers

It is often possible to get class sets of books through Inter-library loan.  If you would like to get a class set of books, please check with me to see if there are enough copies of the title available throughout the RICAT system.  If enough copies are available, please give me a copy of your class list, and I will request a book for every student.  Please plan in advance, as it usually takes about two weeks for all of the books to arrive.  

New York Times

Our school subscribes to the NYT Digital Edition for faculty, staff and students.

First time users go to and sign up with your email address.

*If you forgot your password, visit to reset it.

Help Your Library!

Mrs. Steever is looking for volunteers.  Are you looking for experience to put on your resume?  Did you know that you could learn valuable skills that might lead to a job at a college library?

Do you pay attention to details?  How about helping to write and edit copy on the library website?  Stop by the library to talk with Mrs. Steever about volunteering!

Library Hours

Monday: 7:40 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday: 7:40 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday: 7:40 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Thursday: 7:40 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Friday: 7:40 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

*Before and after-school hours in the library may change depending upon funding.

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Library Data - Online Statistics Class

2018-2019 Completed Library Inventory Results

This data shows how many books have been unaccounted for (LOST / TAKEN) as evidence by the inventory.  Parent volunteers scanned every book in the library to ensure the record matched what the library catalog stated the library actually had.