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The Providence Athenaeum

25 locals recommend ·

Tips from locals

Andress & Alex
Andress & Alex
August 14, 2019
One of our favorite spots! This Greek Revival private library is a must-see for academics -- and has some Edgar Allen Poe ties.
Doria
Doria
August 09, 2019
The best library in Providence! Great children’s section. Historic building and books, nicest people.
Jess
Jess
February 18, 2019
Open since 1838, the Athenaeum is a library but so much more. The library is open to the public but you cannot take out any books without a membership. Their children's section is fantastic. There is so much art & history in this building---it really should be on your list of things to see in…
Chris And Amanda
Chris And Amanda
February 04, 2019
This is an amazing library built in 1838 in the heart of College Hill visited by Edgar Allan Poe. A must see.
Sandra Sara
Sandra Sara
February 01, 2019
Good place to go to study or on a rainy day.

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Location
251 Benefit Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Phone+1 401-421-6970
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 9:00 AM