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

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

Fall hours begin Tuesday, September 7.

Biography Databases

Rhode Island’s Statewide Reference Resource Center.

Biography Reference Bank is an essential full-text database for biographical research in any discipline, such as women’s studies, cultural studies, media studies and more.

A comprehensive collection of full-text biographies supporting history, science, the arts, music, literature, multicultural studies, gender studies, business, government & politics, sports, entertainment and many other areas. 

Full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, and more than 78,000 biographies of historical figures.

Comprehensive literary database, with a broad spectrum of reference information from antiquity to the present day. It combines information from over 1,000 books and monographs.