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Reserve/Rent Facilities

Providence Public Library (PPL) offers limited facility rentals to community groups, nonprofit (501c3) organizations, private businesses, and government agencies, in accordance with Library policies and State and Federal laws.

Library Sponsored Programs

Programs that meet the Library's mission of providing balanced, lifelong learning opportunities to the public may qualify for Library sponsorship. In order to qualify, your program must be free, open to the public, and unaffiliated with advertising, sales, or fundraising that would benefit any individual or organization. Sponsorship decisions are made by the Library's Programming Committee, which meets regularly.

If you are interested in applying for sponsorship, please submit your request using the form below. Please note that the form must be filled out in its entirety. Requests received with any fields left blank will not be considered for sponsorship. No unsolicited calls/visits, please.

Special Events / Catered Events / Weddings

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For information about holding special/catered events, including utilizing the Library for a wedding ceremony/reception or special occasion photos, please call 401-455-8072 to speak directly with a representative of Russell Morin Catering & Events.

For meeting room availability and non-catered rental inquiries, please use the Library Space Reservation/Rental Inquiry form below. A reply to your inquiry will be made quickly.


PPL is largely compliant with ADA accessibility guidelines. Read more about ADA compliance at the Library, and for specific accommodations, please call 401-280-3966.

Library Space Reservation / Rental Inquiry

Guidance for working with us:

  • Contact us at least 3 weeks before your event
  • For private events without catering, payment is due 7 days before your event
  • There may be additional fees for events, including security and cleaning
  • We offer discounts and co-sponsorship for non-profit organizations

Timing of events

Events should start and end during our operating hours.

Monday 8:30 am - 7 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 7 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 7 pm
Thursday 1 pm - 5 pm
Friday 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 4 pm
Sunday Closed

Ready to Work With Us?

Are you interested in holding your special event at the Library or do you wish to present a program that would be of general interest and presented free and open to the public? If so, please provide the following information.

Please note, by filling out our online inquiry form, rentees agree to follow all library policies while using library spaces.