Using The Library

Get a library card, get help from a librarian, pay your fines, reserve or rent library space for an event.

Info Services Tech Help

Schedule a free one on one 30 minute tech help session* with a PPL Information Services staff member, to get assistance with your tech-related questions and how to use library resources. Get support in person, virtually or on the phone with the following:

  • How to access eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming video with your library card (eZone and Libby)
  • Using devices such as ereaders, Kindles, tablets, and iPads
  • Accessing library resources through our website, using the library catalog, and navigating library databases
  • Software and applications on your computer or device
  • How to create and use email
  • Creating and using Social Media

*Please note we do not troubleshoot, take apart, repair devices, or handle viruses.


Card Services

Get a new card, pay library fines, reset your pin.

Books in the new books section of Providence Public Library

Book Lists

Staff recommendations, new & noteworthy books, just in at PPL, and more.

Providence Public Library Ship Room decorated for a special event

Have Your Event at PPL

PPL provides free, library-sponsored lifelong learning programs and also offers limited facility rentals.

Eugine Solonchuk

For me, the week starts when the Library opens.

- Eugine Solonchuk