We are so thrilled to announce our Fall 2016 programming season! Be sure to check out our online calendar for a full list of what's happening.

The Athenæum seeks a culturally-engaged, well-read, and enthusiastic Director of Programs. Application deadline:
September 30th.

We offer free guided tours Wednesdays at 10:30am & Saturdays at 11am. Join us to learn about the library's history, collection, and goings-on!


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 Athenaeum welcomes diverse audiences and spirited conversation.