About Us

Providence Public Library is a 135-year-old nonprofit corporation providing free public library services through print, recorded and digital collections, information resources, programs of interest and relevance, and expert staff.

As the state's premiere personal learning institution, the Library is focused on building and strengthening our core mission and services for all Rhode Islanders -- expanding our reach and fostering critical connections with individuals and groups statewide -- to nurture and enhance the educational, historical and cultural fabric of Rhode Island.

To achieve our mission, the Library is strategically focused on three key service areas:

Tour the Library -- Take an historic/architectural tour of our original 1900 building.