Providence County Library

Find Providence County Rhode Island libraries, such as state, town, city, public, private, college and university library branches. Libraries provide information on applications, borrowing books, ebooks, library programs, online databases and research.


Cranston Public Library: Central Library 140 Sockanosset Cross Road Cranston RI 02920 401-943-9080


Cumberland Public Library 1464 Diamond Hill Road Cumberland Hill RI 02864 401-333-2552

Fox Point Library 90 Ives Street Providence RI 02906 401-331-0390

Hope Library 374 North Road Scituate RI 02831 401-821-7910

Knight Memorial Library 275 Elmwood Avenue Providence RI 02907 401-467-2625

Rhode Island Historical Society 52 Power Street Providence RI 02906 401-331-6630

Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council 86 Weybosset Street Providence RI 02903 401-521-6320

Rochambeau Library 708 Hope Street Providence RI 02906 401-272-3780

What is a Library?

A library is any place that stores books, information or reading material. Libraries exist at the national, state and city levels with some being private and others public. Some larger library systems have locations in multiple cities or towns, also known as branches. There are also college and university libraries.

Although a library traditionally contained only books, most libraries nowadays feature digital research databases, newspapers, magazines, CDs, and DVDs. Often, access to the internet is also available through onsite computers. Some libraries still use older forms of media, such as videotapes and microfiche, and others include more advanced options like e-books and blue-rays.