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Cranston Public Library

Click on the icon above to be directed to the Cranston Public Library website.


Click the icon below to see what e-books the Cranston Public Library has available!

 (You will need your library card number to borrow/read them.)

 You can also get audio books which are great for traveling and family trips!

Dutemple Library Catalog - RICAT

To access the catalog, use the search box below.

Type in your search term. Click on the appropriate access button.

Cranston Public Library is now FINE FREE for Children and Teens!

The Cranston Public Library is now Fine Free for children's and teens materials!  No fines will be charged for late or overdue materials from Cranston Libraries.  If materials belonging to other libraries in the state are late, there may be fines, but please talk with a librarian!  They will work with you to see what they can do! 

Click here to learn more about Fine Free and Worry Free

Click here for the CPL Online Library Card Application.  Or click here for a downloadable form.  (Also available in Spanish and Portuguese.)

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 cdtyourlunchcode (ex. cdt12345)
  • Your password is your birthday in six digits. If your birthday is February 2, 2003 your password would be 020203. 02 is for February, the next 02 would be for the day, 03 is for the last two digits in 2003.


Click the icon to access the TumbleBook Library.

Features include videos, fiction, non-fiction, and chapter books.

In the box below is a daily featured book from the Tumblebook Library.      Click on the image and read the book!

Dutemple Library Circulation Policies

The school library is open from Monday - Wednesday 8:50-3:10 and Thursday 1:25 -3:10. 

Kindergarten and First Grade will select a new book every two weeks. The books will be kept in the classroom.

Second Graders may select one book every other week, to be kept in the classroom. Beginning in October, students may bring their book home with them for the loan period. 

Third through Fifth Graders will begin the year by selecting one book every other week to keep in their classroom. Beginning in October, students in grades 3-5 will be allowed to borrow two books at a time (every other week) for classroom or home use. Students are encouraged to return materials as soon as they are finished with them. 


Students wishing to borrow books from other libraries through interlibrary loan can place their request with me. 

The full ILL policy can be found here.


Please note! Students, you are responsible for all items you check out. Please do not loan your library books to your friends!

Tumblebook of the Day