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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Providence Public Library, Boys' and Girls' Library

Image shows young women reading in the Boys and Girls Library, later the location of the Special Collections department on the third floor of the…

Providence Public Library, window

Interior view of a large arched, floor to ceiling windows that gives a view of the Washington Street balcony of the Providence Public Library. A…

Providence Public Library, Foreign Language department

Image shows patrons reading in the foreign department room in the Providence Public Library. Foreign language signs are placed on the ends of each…