Arts & Enterntainment

Antiques & Collectibles


Art In Ruins
Great Buildings Collection from Architect Week
Providence Architecture
RI State Council on the Arts

Museums & Galleries
Galleria degli Uffizi
Getty Institute
Museum of Art-Art History Timeline
Museum of Modern Art
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
National Portrait Gallery
RISD Museum
Smithsonian Institution
Smithsonian Archives of American Art

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
Ask Art
Sears Archives

PPL Collections & Resources
Art collections subject strengths: Architecture, Design and Decoration, Biography, Antiques, Collectibles, Costume, Photography, Needle Crafts.

The Nickerson Collection
Circulating and reference books on architectural history dating from the 17th to the 20th century, with special strength in nineteenth century American architecture. Includes original editions of Andrea Palladio, James Gibb, Batty Langley & Asher Benjamin.

Rhode Island Artists and Photographers Files
Clippings, promotional pieces, exhibit announcements and reviews, bibliographic references to Rhode Island artists and photographers from Gilbert Stuart to the present.

Picture File
175,000 loose pictures on a wide variety of topics with special strengths in portraits, countries and costume, transportation, artists and their work.

Extensive runs of major architectural journals such as American Architecture and Building Review, Builder, Architectural Forum, Progressive Architecture, Architectural Record.


Performing Arts Reading Room - Library of Congress
Voice of Dance


Academy Awards
All Movie Guide
Internet Movie Database
Hollywood Video

Radio Station locator

Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
TV Acres (TV show information and trivia)
TV Guide
TV Station Locator
TV Tome (TV show information and trivia)

Internet Broadway Database
Tony Awards

Providence Theater
Black Repertory Theater
Newgate Theater
Ocean State Follies
Perishable Theater
Providence Performing Arts Center
Sandra Feinstein-Gamm
Trinity Repertory Company


PPL Music Collection
A strong circulating and reference collection in music biography, popular and classical music history is offered. The score collection consists of 15,000 scores and songbooks, the largest public library collection in Rhode Island; all songbooks are indexed in a song index. The music collection contains miniature scores, chamber music in parts, how to books for musical instruments and is particularly strong in piano and vocal music.

A piano room and listening area are located on the 1st floor.

Web Sites
All Music Guide
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Celestial Harmonies
Classical Net