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.

We welcome feedback and suggestions. Please send your comments to

Click on an image to view the item.

Recently Added Items

SS Rhode Island

Image shows the ruins of the SS Rhode Island. Boats are visible in the water behind the damaged ship. The image is a reproduction of a photograph. The…

John Brown's Chariot

Image shows John Brown's Coach standing on a parquet brick patterned area next to a brick building.

The Falconer

View of "The Falconer" statue from across a bridge over the goldfish pond. The goldfish pond is iced over and the ground and bridge are covered in…