Providence Public Library Digital Collections

Welcome to the new online showcase for the collections of the Providence Public Library. Over the coming months and years, we plan to offer more ways to access our collections online. We encourage visitors to learn more about our Special Collections and to visit to view materials in person.

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Recently Added Items

Buttonwoods. 670 Jones 1899-1901


Image of a parked streetcar with a uniformed man standing next to it. The location placard above the driver reads "Buttonwoods." The dash sign says…

Patuxet River Bridge


Photograph of streetcar traveling on the Pawtucket River Bridge on the Buttonwoods Line. The car is in a rural area, with houses in the background. A…

North Main Street near Armory - North Burial Ground


Image of a streetcar among automobiles traveling down North Main Street past North Burial Ground.