Providence Public Library

Providence Public Library
150 Empire St.
Providence, Rhode Island
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Phone: 401-455-8000
Email: Use the online form to contact this property

Providence Public Library (PPL) is a 140 year old privte, nonprofit library serving residents of Providence and all Rhode Isalnd. PPL is the state's largest public library and also the designated Statewide Reference Resource Center and host for The Library is home to the Rhode Island Collection - a vast colelction of materials and images by, for and about Rhode Island and its people - as well as a Special Collections department comprised of several distrinct collections of more than 40,000 books, manuscripts, pamphlets, ephemera, newspapers, maps, broadsides, art, and artifacts, representing over four hundred years of human history and culture. These collections are often the basis of special programs and exhibits presented at the 100 year old Central Library located in downtown Providence. The library is available for events and tours. The newly renovated facilities are available for weddings, social, corporate and non-profit events as well as for smaller corporate and other meetings and functions. For information contact The library is open to the public and free to visit. In addition to its free programs and services, the library offers historic tours to the public on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 11:30am from its 225 Washington St. entrance. Special group tours may also be arranged; contact

Children Activities No Smoking Allowed No Pets Allowed
Listing Category: Listing in Travel Guide, Listing on Web
Region: Providence
Guide Category: Heritage- Historic Sites
Access: Special arrangements upon request (H1)
Admission: Free
Family: Children's activities, Kid friendly
Restrictions: No pets, Smoke free facility
Heritage Federal Registry: National Register
Heritage Seasonality: Open year-round
Functions - Catering: Onsite
Functions - Services: A/V equipment, Computer access, Copy machine, Internet, Printer, Wi-Fi

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