Visitors gather on our Grand Staircase balcony

Tour The Library

PPL welcomes school/class/educational group visits. You may arrange a general class or group tour of the Library by emailing or calling 401-455-8134.

Historic Library Tours

PLEASE NOTE: Our tours have been suspended due to Covid-19.

Take a free guided historic library tour at 11:00 am on the first and third Tuesday of each month January - November. Please come to the Library's 225 Washington Street entrance. To schedule a special group tour outside of these times, please contact Tonia Mason at 401-455-8090 or You may also access the Library's annotated online tour.

Visit Our Special Collections

Due to Covid-19 we are not currently open to researchers, but we look forward to welcoming you in the months to come. In the meantime we are happy to provide reference services and reproductions of collection materials where possible, and we now offer virtual research services. Contact us for more information.