Books, DVDs & More

Providence Public Library is home to hundreds of thousands of books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, online resources, book clubs and much more.

Books in the new books section of Providence Public Library
Books, DVDs & More

Search and request items from public libraries statewide.

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Digital Books

And now, visit Overdrive for even more ebooks and audiobooks.

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Historical Collections

Work with Historical Materials

Online Collections

ProvLibDigital - our home for selected digitized items from our collections

PPL History Hijinks Book Club
Book Clubs

History, Fiction & More

Something for all interests and ages.

Curated PPL "Lobby" Books Lists

Can't come in? Check out our new Lobby Book Lists, curated by PPL librarians and staff. (Many of these titles are accessible in our Overdrive eZone.)

Earth Day/Environmental Justice
Classic Children's Titles
Pride Month Reads
Black Lives Matter

Magazines and Journals

We have hundreds of issues of magazines and journals, including popular titles, trade magazines and academic journals. Contact our librarians for more information.

Get Help from a Librarian

Whether you are looking for the next great book, want to know what fellow Rhode Island readers are checking out from the Library, or what's available for downloadable titles—or if you want to speak with a librarian directly—we are here to help!

Book News

Get your book list updates right in your email! Sign up for Book Lovers Newsletters and get daily new books, regular PPL Staff recommendations, best sellers and a host of other lists! From our Using the Library, click Book Lists and choose as many as you would like to receive from the list. There's no limit! If you prefer not to get emails, then just check the lists out online. And, if you have a question, ask a Providence Public Library librarian.

Suggest A Title

We accept suggestions for titles to add to our library collections. If you have a title you would like to see us offer in our book stacks, please use the form below.