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Guidelines for Use of Library Space
Providence Public Library (PPL), an independent, non-profit corporation, provides free, Library-sponsored lifelong learning programs and also offers limited facility rentals to community groups, nonprofit (501c3) organizations, private businesses, and government agencies, in accordance with Library policies and State and Federal laws.
Library Sponsored Learning Opportunities
A Library-sponsored program/learning opportunity is one that has been approved by the Library’s Programming Committee, which meets monthly. Its goal is to provide balanced lifelong learning programs to the public and reflect the Library’s mission.
If you are interested in applying for sponsorship, please identify yourself/your organization and submit your request in writing to: firstname.lastname@example.org; or, Providence Public Library, Programs, 150 Empire Street, Providence, RI 02903. Requests should include a biography, program description, references and/or partnering organization, contact information, and a statement about why the program would benefit library patrons, specifically. No unsolicited calls/visits, please.
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Library spaces available for special events rental.
Thank you for your interest in Providence Public Library! The Library’s newly renovated spaces blend a classic and modern atmosphere with inspired cuisine and epic service to create novel events.
Meeting Room Rental / Photos at the Library
For meeting room availability and rental inquiries, including utlizing the Library for wedding and other special occasion photos, please use the Meeting Space Reservation/Rental Inquiry below. A reply to your inquiry will be made quickly.
CATERED EVENTS RENTAL
Please see our schedule of hours.
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