Providence Public Library is a 139-year-old nonprofit organization providing free public library services through print, recorded and digital collections, information resources, programs of interest and relevance, and expert staff. As the state's premiere personal learning institution, the Library is focused on building and strengthening our core mission and services for all Rhode Islanders -- expanding our reach and fostering critical connections with individuals and groups statewide -- to nurture and enhance the educational, historical and cultural fabric of Rhode Island. As a historic building on the National Register of Historic Places, the Library welcomes tourists for free guided architectural tours offered on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays* of each month. (*Call ahead to check that tour is running.) The Library's recently renovated historic spaces also serve as a popular event venue.