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!

Check out our popular craft kits for the library's youngest members. Each kit contains materials and instructions for three crafts (best for ages 4-10).

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.