Libraries in Rhode Island

 

Libraries in Rhode Island are educational and fun for the whole family. We provide you with a quick and easy way to find all the Rhode Island library locations near you. Just choose a city from the list below or select a library on the map to see detailed listings that include the addresses, contact information, websites and more for libraries in your local area.

About 54.61% of people who live in Rhode Island use the libraries every year. About 17,638 Rhode Islanders visit the library every day of whom 4,051 use the provided public internet access computers and 985 attend publicly funded programs for youth, young adult, and adults alike.


  • 48 Libraries
  • 435 Librarians
  • 1,052,588 Total Population
  • 574,776 Borrowers
  • 6,279,148 Visits
  • 20,551 Total Programs
  • $46,958,981 Cost To Run
  • 4,636,067 Books
  • 82,642 E-books
  • 151,613 Audio
  • 238,360 Videos
  • 188,150 Downloads
  • 1,216 Computers
  • 159,199 Hours Open
Information
YearLibraries
200348
200448
200549
200649
200749
200848
200948
201048
YearLibrarians
2003433
2004426
2005441
2006452
2007444
2008452
2009450
2010435
YearNumber of Books
20034,139,412
20044,212,106
20054,356,887
20064,393,850
20074,376,489
20084,419,968
20094,333,934
20104,636,067
YearRegistered Borrowers
2003-
2004-
2005-
2006554,651
2007520,401
2008513,900
2009508,617
2010574,776
YearComputers
2003742
2004858
2005886
2006922
2007963
20081,024
20091,097
20101,216
YearComputer Users
2003-
2004-
2005-
20061,567,959
20071,473,193
20081,550,243
20091,529,269
20101,442,021
YearPrograms
2003-
200419,248
200520,875
200622,949
200723,530
200822,530
200921,043
201020,551
YearProgram Attendance
2003-
2004317,750
2005313,643
2006343,727
2007354,498
2008358,820
2009349,954
2010350,828
YearCost to Run
200342,586,139
200442,877,806
200543,524,778
200644,557,759
200745,738,946
200847,599,065
200949,611,283
201046,958,981
YearNumber of Ebooks
2003-48
2004361
2005460
20062,267
20075,883
20089,675
200913,763
201082,642
YearNumber of Audio Units
2003121,475
2004127,352
2005134,904
2006141,142
2007146,146
2008152,827
2009146,781
2010151,613
YearNumber of Videos
2003148,979
2004162,714
2005183,370
2006200,545
2007210,646
2008213,405
2009219,033
2010238,360
YearHours Open
2003168,177
2004169,276
2005166,669
2006172,492
2007170,744
2008167,263
2009166,852
2010159,199
YearPopulation
20031,048,315
20041,069,728
20051,080,632
20061,062,444
20071,067,613
20081,057,830
20091,057,830
20101,052,588