Support the library and celebrate the life and legacy of Edgar Allan Poe during a full-building extravaganza! Thurs 1/31, 7-9pm. Tickets start at $125.

Cheers to those who make the Athenæum's programs possible, especially to our 2019 spring season sponsor 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.