2658 East Main Road | Portsmouth, RI | 02871 | (401) 683-9457 | Hours

Beginning Monday Dec. 20 masks will be required regardless of vaccination status.

The Children's Room is closed until further notice due to construction. Story times cancelled until further notice!

Hours and Guidelines

Library Hours:

Mon - Wed  9am - 8pm

Thu - Fri  9am - 6 pm

Saturday 9am - 5 pm

Sunday 1pm - 5 pm

General guidelines for using the Library: The Library adheres to the RI DOH guidelines posted on ReopeningRI and the guidelines specific to libraries posted by RI Office of Library & Information Services (OLIS) on Reopening RI Libraries.  A copy of our COVID control plan is available at the circulation desk.  Our guidelines may change at the direction of the RI DOH or OLIS at any time.

  • Patrons self-screen upon entry; if you are not feeling well, you should not enter the library.
  • Face Masks are required, even if you are fully vaccinated.   
  • We are fully open for browsing.  
  • A notary is available; please call the Reference desk at 683-9457 ext. 3 for hours.
  • Book donations are being accepted.  Payment is on the honor system; we cannot provide change for items purchased.


Technology: Access to wifi, computers, and a printer is an essential service we are pleased to provide during this health crisis. 

  • Public computers are available for a maximum of 2 hours per patron/per day.
  • If you have a personal laptop, you can sit at one of our designated tables to use our wifi and wireless printer.
  • Wireless printing, scanning, and copying are available. Exact change or debit/credit cards accepted.
  • Faxing is available at a self-service station in the lobby.


We look forward to seeing you at the library!