Providence Public Library Digital Collections

Welcome to the new online showcase for the collections of the Providence Public Library. Over the coming months and years, we plan to offer more ways to access our collections online. We encourage visitors to learn more about our Special Collections and to visit to view materials in person.

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Image sailboats in Newport Harbor. Crew members are visible on the boats. Three warships and a lighthouse are in the distance.

Ships in Harbor

Image shows boats and a ship traveling in a harbor of a city. A large ferry is docked along a wharf and passengers crowd the wharf. Gas holders are…

Parade of Fishing Boats

Image shows a parade of fishing boats in a harbor. A crowd of spectators sit on rocks and on top of parked RVs.