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Accessing Local Libraries

Getting a Library Card

Out-of-state RIC students can get a library card from the Providence Community Libraries.

To get your card, go to a library branch with:

  • Proof of Providence residence - campus or off campus: mail from RIC is a great way to show you are a student and your address; a lease; bills.
  • A photo ID: driver's license, RIC ID, state ID.

Library cards from the Providence Community Libraries are also Ocean State Library cards and can be used at any Ocean State Library.

Providence Community Libraries Useful Links

PCL Museum Passes Highlights

Roger Williams Park Zoo, Providence Children's Museum, RISD Art Museum & more. See the full list here. Museum Passes at PCL are provided by Friends of the Library groups.