WELCOME TO OUR NEW SITE. TAKE A LOOK AROUND!

Check out our calendar for a look at what's around the corner. The Salon returns in full swing!

Dive into the Athenaeum's beautiful Special Collections with new photo galleries, showcasing some of our most compelling treasures.

The Athenaeum is honored to be one of the libraries selected for a February showing from the Providence Children's Film Festival.

EXPLORE THE ATHENAEUM

The Providence Athenaeum, a unique independent, member-supported library and cultural center, welcomes and enriches the educational and cultural pursuits of its members and the community and encourages a diverse public to engage in spirited conversation. It offers a wide range of experiences by providing and conserving extraordinary collections, offering innovative and compelling programs, promoting and collaborating with the community’s vibrant cultural sector, and highlighting and preserving its historic building.