Library Hours & Services

We take our responsibility to keep our staff and patrons safe very seriously.  PPL recommends, but does not require, mask wearing.  The Library is also cleaning all high-touch surfaces per state guidelines.  Thank you for doing your part to help stop the spread of COVID-19! 
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Our current open hours are:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday -- 8:30 am - 7 pm
  • Thursday -- 1 - 5 pm
  • Friday -- 10 - 5 pm
  • Saturday -- 8:30 am - 4 pm
  • Sunday -- CLOSED

Onsite Services

  • Outside book drop is open 24/7
  • Self-checkout and self-service holds available for contactless borrowing
  • Computers are available for up to 2 hours a day.
  • Printing, copying, scanning and faxing.
  • Research with RI Index and Microfilm, available. Appointment not necessary, but available by emailing Sessions are limited to two hours at a time if there are others waiting.
  • Study Rooms are available by appointment (2 rooms for up to 2 persons each; limited to quiet study and work). Call 455-8000 or email to make an appointment. Sessions are limited to two hours at a time. 
  • Practice piano available in Piano Room by appointment. Call 455-8000 or email
  • The Children's Library and Teen Loft are open.
  • Research visits in Special Collections available.

Continuing Virtual Services

  • Phone, chat, and email reference available during the Library's open hours.

What to Expect

  • To protect those unvaccinated, patrons are urged to wear masks and practice social distancing while inside
  • All materials must be returned in the book returns
  • Water fountains and bottle filler are available
  • Hand sanitizer stations are available