Library Information


The Mt. Pleasant Library is located at 315 Academy Avenue, Providence RI  02908.

Call 401-272-0106 for more information.   get directions

Hours of operation:

  • Monday & Tuesday 1:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 1:00  – 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday – CLOSED


  • Dhana Whiteing – Regional Librarian
  • Garrett Locke - Children’s Librarian
  • Lee Smith – Reference Librarian
  • Duongrattha Siv – Clerk Supervisor
  • Anna Parello – Clerk
  • Dylan Calmes – Clerk
  • Shirley Arsenault – Volunteer


Providence Community Library:                                                  Here you can search the library catalogue,  find information about the branches, read about upcoming events and access the calendar.  Check out library services and databases, keep up on PCL news, and more.

Providence Community Library is composed of nine neighborhood libraries. Three of these are larger libraries serving an entire region of the city; these are Rochambeau Library on the East Side, Mt. Pleasant Library on the West Side, and Knight Memorial Library on the South Side. The six additional libraries serve their immediate neighborhoods; these are the libraries in Fox Point, Smith Hill, Washington Park, South Providence, Olneyville and Wanskuck. The individual libraries are linked into a comprehensive library system which is also a member of Ocean State Libraries network.


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