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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.
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or technology training?
Learn the Basics
at the Library...
Check out our current schedule
of FREE technology programs
and computer classes.
It's Here! Passport to Learning 2016
For children & families - use your Passport to keep track of activities & experiences in Providence & beyond!
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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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.
What's Going On
Thursday 9:30AM - 5:30PM, August 25
Friday 9:30AM - 5:30PM, August 26
Saturday 9:30AM - 5:30PM, August 27
How Do I...?
Support PPL While You Ride!
Support PPL by riding your bike!
Sunday, August 28 | 10 am
Take the Biking with Whole Foods Market group bike ride to the grocery store. It's free for you & .48 cents will be donated to PPL for every mile you ride!