The library is now on summer hours: M-F 10-6; Sat 10-2; Sun closed. Our annual August closure for construction and repairs will take place 8/4-8/18.

Now on view, Providence Unveiled uncovers the stories of people and places of historic Providence. Gallery hours: Tues & Fri, 12:30-5pm; Sat: 11am-1pm

Cheers to those who make the Athenæum's programs possible, especially to our 2019 spring season sponsor Bank of America!


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.