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    Frequently Asked Questions
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    How long can a book be taken out?
    Books are due after two weeks, however, they can be renewed indefinitely until someone else wishes to take out that book.

    How long can a video, DVD, or CD-ROM be taken out?
    Videos, DVDs, and CD-ROMs are due after one week. You may renew them indefinitely until they are reserved by someone else. Overdue Videos, DVDs, and CD-ROMs will generate a $1 fine every day.

    What if I forgot a video and owe lots of money?
    We usually mark down extremely high fines to reasonable amounts. Donations of non-perishable foods will also reduce a fine.

    How many books and videos can I take out?
    You may take out as many books as you like, but there is a limit of four videos/DVDs per family.

    Do you have free internet access?
    Yes, visitors are welcome to use our computers but we cannot guarantee their availability.

    Are you a member of CMRLS?
    Yes, you can order books from other libraries through the Rutland Library.

    Can I use my CWMARS card here?
    No, we cannot accept a CWMARS card, but getting a Rutland Library Card is quick and easy.

    Do you have museum passes?
    Yes, we have passes to Tower Hill Botanical Gardens, Worcester Art Museum, Higgins Armory Museum, Mystic Aquarium, the Norman Rockwell Museum, the Roger Williams Zoo, Barre Players Theater, and Central Mass Onstage, as well as a Massachusetts State Parks parking pass.