The library will close at 5pm on Thurs 12/14, at 12:30pm on Fri 12/15, and will be closed Christmas Eve (12/24) through New Year's Day (1/1). Regular hours resume 1/2.

We raise our glasses to our generous Fall 2017 season sponsor Bank of America. Thank you so much for supporting our programs and community!

Take a journey into imaginary worlds with a new exhibit showcasing extraordinary items from the Ath's Children's Lit Collection. Gallery hours: Tues & Thurs, 12-6pm.


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.