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

The Library will be closed Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. 

Our annual reading of the Declaration of Independence will be on the grounds of the Portsmouth Free Public Library at 9:00 a.m.
In case of rain, we will meet inside the library in the Mello Program Room, but all other library services will be unavailable.

Literature Databases

Rhode Island’s Statewide Reference Resource Center.

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.

Recommended fiction reading lists for adults, teens and kids. Includes the most comprehensive guide to fiction series, author read-alikes, genre outlines, discussion guides, award lists & more.