The Rhode Island State Library
On March 16, 2020, Governor Raimondo announced that the State House is closed to the public, which includes the State Library. Our team of librarians will continue to provide reference and general assistance by phone and email. Some of the State Library's resources are available digitally through its online catalog, including much of its Federal Depository Collection.
The Rhode Island State Library is pleased to announce its new online catalog. The catalog allows you to browse for the library's collection which includes state agency reports, executive orders, federal documents, Rhode Island Public Laws volumes, historic and current Rhode Island General Law collections, and books on Rhode Island history. The State Library Catalog provides simple and advanced search options, and provides the PDF to materials that have been digitized or were published digitately. Click the State Library Catalog button to begin!
The State Library welcomes researchers to use its books and materials within the library. As a non-circulating library, we do not lend materials to patrons. When possible, librarians are happy to make copies of materials to better assist you with your research.