Members are welcome to browse materials in the Reading Room or pick up items through contactless curbside pickup, Tues, Thurs, Sat, 10-4.

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

Join us for an array of exciting virtual programs, including Ann Patchett, Rita Dove, Daniel Mendelsohn, Chef Sean Sherman, and more. All welcome.


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.