Members can now request library materials by phone and pick them up curbside! Curbside hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 10am-4pm.

The Athenæum's programs have gone virtual. Join us on Wednesdays for EX LIBRIS programs and Fridays for cocktail parties! Registration required.

Cheers to those who make our programs possible, especially to season sponsors the Providence Tourism Council & 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.