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

Memorial Square, 1635 Laconia "prepayment" 1917

Photograph of a streetcar, number 1635 in Memorial Square passing Arnold Hoffman & Co. The First Baptist Church is in the background.

Exchange Place

Image shows a street car in Exchange Place outside Union Station in Providence, RI.

Moshassuck Valley Second Number 1

Image shows the Moshassuck Valley Railroad locomotive, number 1, a the Smith Granite Company in Westerly, RI. Granite is piled in the foreground of…