The Providence Public Library

150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

401-455-8000

Mission

Providence Public Library leads every resident of Providence and Rhode Island to opportunities for lifelong learning and cultural enrichment. The Library is a 135-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.

Vision

The Library is both a physical and virtual presence and is the premiere free, personal learning institution in Rhode Island. All ages and backgrounds engage in robust and vigorous lifelong learning, which occurs in ways from delightfully serendipitous to intensely purposeful. The Library is a committed partner with each individual in meeting their intellectual and cultural goals and with the broader community of reader/learners to achieve an informed, enlightened, and engaged citizenry. 

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