RECENT HIGHLIGHTS

Newly designed self-guided tours help you explore the library's storied history, beautiful building, and stunning collections. Learn more!

Explore our new archive of past events featuring fascinating speakers like Ann Patchett, Colson Whitehead, David Blight, and Gordon Wood!

Join us in person or virtually for a season packed with interesting people talking about interesting things (plus a pub quiz, tintypes, story times, and more)!

EXPLORE THE ATHENÆUM

For nearly 200 years, the Athenæum has been at the heart of cultural life in Providence.
Our mission is to enrich the mind, inspire the spirit, and elevate the public discourse.