From the Director

Welcome to Providence Public Library’s new Web site.  We hope you find our new site engaging and easy to use. Our goal is to provide all Rhode Island learners with increased opportunities to Explore, Discover and Connect for a lifetime of education.

The site has some great new and interactive features and offers enhanced access to some of our unique collections and resources. In the coming months, you will notice even more becoming available and you’ll also have a chance to help us expand our collections!

You can still get right into our statewide catalog and the Ocean State Libraries e-zone to search and place holds on books, e-resources and other borrowable material, and connect with the Statewide Reference Resource Center and our librarians directly through Or, you may want to take a moment to visit our Business & Workforce Center.

Check out our Book Lovers pages for all kinds of book lists, recommendations and news about what’s going on in the Rhode Island Book World, including the latest from the RI Center for the Book at PPL. Sign up for our regular e-newsletters, check out our Blog page, and give us your thoughts as well; you can even register for programs directly from our new Calendar of Events

You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter…and feel free to share our new site with all your friends.  Happy surfing!



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