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

The Children's Room is closed until further notice due to construction. Story times will be held upstairs in the Mello Program Room.

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 not required if you are fully vaccinated.  A mask is required if you are not 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!