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

Three new busts have been added to the collection: Mary Wollstonecraft, Frederick Douglass, and Louisa May Alcott. Learn about these figures and the project.

Members are welcome to visit the library to browse materials or sit and read, or pick up items through contactless curbside pickup, Tues - Sat, 10-5.


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.