Join the Providence Public Library every first and third Tuesday of each month for a free guided tour of the historic building.
The Library opened this classic Venetian Renaissance building in March 1900. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the Library is a prime example of turn-of-the-century American architecture.
By restoring the Library’s original spaces and making them available for community use, the Providence public Library is honoring and renewing the spirit of the unique and historic building so it continues to inspire and uplift those seeking lifelong learning and opportunities to gather with community.
We invite you to visit and learn about this architectural gem at the heart of our community, along with its unique and special collections, including the Rhode Island Collection.
Also, be sure to check out the online tour of the Providence Public Library here.
About the Providence Public Library: Providence Public Library is a 139-year-old nonprofit corporation providing free public library services through print, recorded and digital collections, information resources, programs of interest and relevance, and expert staff.
As the state’s premiere personal learning institution, the Library is focused on building and strengthening our core mission and services for all Rhode Islanders — expanding our reach and fostering critical connections with individuals and groups statewide — to nurture and enhance the educational, historical and cultural fabric of Rhode Island.