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Providence Public Library is located in downtown Providence, at the corner of Washington and Empire Streets.

PPL is largely compliant with ADA accessibility guidelines. Read more about ADA compliance at the Library.

Tour the Library — Historic/architectural tours of our original 1900 building, as well as our recently renovated 1950s buildings are back!

To schedule a special group tour outside of normal tour times, please contact Tonia Mason at 401-455-8090 or

Planning a special event? Contact our Morins Fine Catering & Events representatives at 401-455-8072.

To inquire about using library spaces, please contact Paris Fernandez at 401-280-3966; learn more here or submit a Library Rental & Reservation form.

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Luisa Murillo

I am pleased to be able to return to this beautifully renovated library…I think of PPL as an intergenerational place to come, where I can bring my mother to spend time with my children.

This library is truly a haven for many…a place where we think, where we learn, where we begin our dreams and continue on a path as lifelong learners.

- Luisa Murillo
PPL Alum