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

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

We welcome everyone to use our collections, whether for scholarly projects or personal curiosity. Our open hours are:

TUESDAY: 10 am - 1 pm
WEDNESDAY: 3 - 7 pm
Other times by chance or appointment.