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The answers to your questions
AskRI.org, the online portal of the Statewide Reference Resource Center at PPL, gives all Rhode Islanders 24/7 access to a wealth of FREE information & learning resources.
Book a Tech Session
Need help using your new Laptop or iPad? Want assistance attaching a resume to an email?
Book a 30- or 60-minute appointment for one-on-one technology help at PPL @ 150 Empire St., 5th Floor!
Help Us Celebrate 140 Years!
We're not your grandfather's library anymore!
But we invite you to visit & take a
stroll down memory lane with our new 140 Years - Service through the Decades Exhibit on the 3rd floor.
Library Space Photos
Auditorium (3rd Floor) - Seats 300
Conference Room (3rd Floor) - Seats up to 20
Meeting Room (3rd Floor) - Seats up to 65/TV screen
Trustee Room/Bridal Suite (3rd Floor) - Seats 8-10
Marble Staircase & Balcony (1st and 3rd Floor)
Grand Hall (1st Floor)
Ship Room (1st Floor)
Providence Journal Rhode Island Room (1st Floor)
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YOU can help make a difference!
Yours and others' support makes it possible for Providence Public Library to deliver high quality programs and services. Through your donations, volunteering and advocacy, you champion the joys of reading, skill development, research and civic conversation. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support the Library at any time by mailing a check payable to PPL Foundation or donate securely online.
How Do I...?
Tour Providence Public Library
Take a Guided Architectural Tour
of our historic library...
-- Next tour AUGUST 4 --
Visit & learn about this architectural gem at the heart of our community, as well as our unique Special & Rhode Island Collections.
Tours begin at 10:30 AM on first & third Tuesdays of the month. Meet at 225 Washington St. entrance.