Our Reference Staff is available during regular library hours to assist patrons with reference questions and research projects.
For immediate help, please call our Reference Department anytime during regular library hours.
The library houses an eclectic and vast local history collection. We are a depository for many of the resources compiled by Pat Mehrtens, Burrillville Town Historian. If you would like to see what resources we have or would like to use our resources for genealogy or research, please make an appointment with the reference staff.
Please make an appointment with the reference staff at (401) 710-7800 x 3.
Fax charges for both outgoing & incoming faxes:
$1.00 per page up to a maximum of 20 pages
No faxes will be sent 15 minutes prior to closing. We cannot fax to international phone numbers.
There are public computer stations located throughout the library. Microsoft Office Suite 2016 is installed. You may sign into any available public computer using your library card or guest pass.
Parents, please note: Our internet access is filtered per CIPA (Children’s Internet Protection Act) requirements. The library does not monitor or restrict children’s computer use.
Copiers & Scanning
A public copier is available in our Champlin Room. The copier also scans. In addition to copying in black & white and color, the
copier also functions as a document scanner.
The Friends of the Library purchase museum passes for patron use. The library passes are usually for discounted general admission only. The passes may not be good for admission to special events, exhibits or some areas of the venue. If you are planning to use library passes to attend a special event or program or exhibit, be sure to call the venue to find out if the library’s passes will be allowed. Please call the library for further details.
Printing is available on all library computer workstations.
The Jesse M. Smith Library makes its meeting rooms available, free of charge, for use by non-profit organizations for non-commercial, cultural, educational and civic purposes. Room availability is contingent on there being no conflict with Library programs or meetings and Town programs and meetings, which have first priority at all times.
To reserve a meeting room, please read the Meeting Room Use Policy and complete our application. Completed applications can be dropped off at the library or emailed to JMSLBookings@burrillville.org.