Take a sip from the newly revitalized Richmond Fountain! Legend claims that if you drink from its waters, you will always be destined to return to Providence.

Check out what's happening at the library! This season is generously sponsored by the Ira S. and Anna Galkin Charitable Trust and Bank of America.

A reminder that the library's regular hours have recently changed. Mon-Th: 10am-7pm; Fri-Sat: 10am-6pm; Sun: 1-5pm. Public tours: Wed: 10:30am & Sat: 2pm.


The Providence Athenæum seeks to enrich the literary, cultural, and intellectual pursuits of its members and surrounding community through extraordinary collections and innovative programming. Committed to the stewardship of our historic building, the physical culture of books, and the advancement of the humanities, the Athenæum welcomes diverse audiences and spirited conversation.