We are thrilled and honored to announce the Athenæum has received a competitive $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Our hours have changed for the summer. Mon-Thurs: 10-6; Fri: 9-5; Sat: 10-2; Sun: closed. Stop by for free staff-led tours Wednesday & Saturday mornings!

Miss a Salon? Want to revisit a favorite? Tune in to our brand new program recordings! Fall 2016 & Spring 2017 now available for streaming or download.


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.