Stop at Knight Memorial, Mount Pleasant, Smith Hill or Washington Park Library and check out a pocket-size WiFi device (Hotspot) that allows you to use the Internet on your computer or other wireless device for free!
Printing from your phone and tablet or laptop
All our locations have fax machines. Charges are as follows:
Rhode Island library users are able to borrow materials from non-OSL Rhode Island libraries and out-of-state libraries using the Interlibrary Loan service. The Interlibrary Loan service (ILL) is governed by the Library of Rhode Island standards. You can request materials through ILL at any Community Libraries of Providence location by contacting a library staff member. There is no guarantee that the materials requested will be available from another institution. There is no charge for placing an ILL request, but the patron is subject to normal fines and fees for overdue and lost materials.
Interlibrary loan requests are limited to five (5) items per week per patron. A patron may only have five (5) out-of-system ILL items checked out on their card at one time.
All our items set as “holdable” are eligible for interlibrary loan requests.
Notary Service available when the notary is in the library. Please call ahead to make sure before heading to the library. These services are provided free of charge.
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