The guide to accessibility in the Ocean State

Libraries

 
Ashaway Free Library

15 Knight Street
Hopkinton, RI 02804
401-377-2770
Plenty of parking in back but no marked accessible spaces. Ramp leading to the back entrance is not ADA compliant.

Barrington Public Library and Community Center

281 County Road
Barrington, RI 02806
401-247-1920
Elevator available to all floors. Outreach program for the homebound upon request.
P V R M B

Brownell Public Library

44 Commons
Little Compton, RI 02837
401-635-8562
On street parking. One marked accessible space in front of library. Back room aisles not wide enough for scooters/wheelchairs.
P M B

Central Falls Free Public Library

205 Central Street
Central Falls, RI 02863
401-727-7440
Parking on right side of library. Straight entrance in on left side of building. Elevator at this entrance as well.
P V M B

Clark Memorial Library

7 Pinehurst Drive
Richmond, RI 02812
401-364-6100
Men’s bathroom lacks one grab bar. Staff will provide door-to-door book delivery upon request.
P R M B

Coventry Public Library

1672 Flat River Road
Coventry, RI 02816
401-822-9100
Outreach program for the homebound upon request.
P V B

Cranston Public Library Auburn Branch

396 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI 02910
401-781-6116
Outreach program for the homebound upon request.
P V R M B

Cranston Public Library Central

140 Sockanosset Cross Road
Cranston, RI 02920
401-943-9080
P V R M B

Cranston Public Library Knightsville Branch

1847 Cranston Street
Cranston, RI 02920
401-942-2504
1 van accessible parking spot in the back of library.
P V

Cranston Public Library Oak Lawn Branch

230 Wilbur Avenue
Cranston, RI 02921
401-942-1787
Wheelchair users be aware of elevated lip at this entrance.
P R M B

Cranston Public Library William Hall Branch

1825 Broad Street
Cranston, RI 02905
401-781-2450
The entrance to this library is in the back of the building where there is plenty of accessible and van accessible parking. Elevator is just inside this entrance. Lower level is for programs only; accessible bathrooms on this level as well. A key for bathrooms located on the first floor is available at the front desk. (entrance to these bathrooms may be tight for large scooters.)
P V M B

Cross Mills Public Library

4417 Old Post Road
Charlestown, RI 02813
401-364-6211
Elevator takes you to the lower level where computers, non fiction and videos are located. Lift available to second floor. Main level bathroom compliant except for hot and cold water handles. Small bathroom in children’s section, not ADA compliant. Outreach program for the homebound upon request.
P R M

Cumberland Public Library

1464 Diamond Hill Road
Cumberland, RI 02864
401-333-2552
Elevator leads to second floor reference room. Outreach program for the homebound upon request.
P V R M B

Davisville Free Library

481 Davisville Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852
401-884-5524
Use side entrance ramp.
R M

East Greenwich Public Library

82 Pierce Street
East Greenwich, RI 02818
401-884-9510
ADA-compliant ramp to right of front entrance. Elevator available to basement level.
P R M B

East Providence Public Library

41 Grove Avenue
East Providence, RI 02914
401-434-2453
“Friends of Library” members will deliver and pick up books and tapes for use by those with disabilities.
P V R M

East Providence Public Library Fuller Branch

260 Dover Avenue
East Providence, RI 02914
401-434-1136
P V R M B

East Providence Public Library Riverside Branch

475 Bullocks Point Avenue
East Providence, RI 02915
401-433-4877
P V R M B

East Providence Public Library Rumford Branch

1392 Pawtucket Avenue
East Providence, RI 02916
401-434-8559
P V M B

East Smithfield Public Library

50 Esmond Street
Smithfield, RI 02917
401-231-5150
Accessible ramp leads to elevator going to second floor.
P V R M B

Exeter Public Library

773 Ten Rod Road
Exeter, RI 02822
401-294-4109
Parking to the right of front entrance.
P V M B

Foster Public Library

184 Howard Hill Road
Foster, RI 02825
401-397-4801
Not accessible.

Fox Point Library

90 Ives Street
Providence, RI 02906
401-331-0390
Access through Boys & Girls Club only when open. Take elevator down to library. Accessible bathroom in Boys & Girls Club.
P M

George Hail Free Library

530 Main Street
Warren, RI 02885
401-245-7686
Accessible parking in back of library leads to steps to back entrance. No parking in front. Electronically-controlled side entrance is available by dropping person with disability off at curb side. Non-ADA compliant ramp here leads to ground floor. Main floor is reachable by steps only. Museum is on 3rd floor.
P B

Glocester Manton Public Library

1137 Putnam Pike
Glocester, RI 02814
401-568-6077
Accessible entrance on left side of building. Accessible elevator for lower level, lobby level and first floor. Outreach program for the homebound upon request.
P M B

Greene Public Library

179 Hopkins Hollow Road
Coventry, RI 02827
401-397-3873
Ramp to side door.
P R M B

Greenville Public Library

573 Putnam Pike
Smithfield, RI 02828
401-949-3630
Newly installed electronic access doors. Accessible elevator for lower level, lobby level, and first floor. Outreach program for the homebound upon request.
P V R M B

Harmony Library

195 Putnam Pike
Glocester, RI 02829
401-949-2850
Accessible parking to left of front entrance. Bathrooms accessible except for hot/cold water handles. (baby changing table must be removed for wheelchair access.)
P V R M

Hope Library

374 North Road
Scituate, RI 02831
401-821-7910
ADA-compliant parking in front. Additional parking and entrance in the rear of library, primarily used for evening programs (call ahead for this accommodation). Elevator on main level leads to children’s lower level. Men’s and women’s bathroom on first floor. Unisex bathroom on lower level.
P V R M B

Jamestown Philomenian Library

26 North Road
Jamestown, RI 02835
401-423-7280
Entrance is in back of building. Ring bell if assistance is needed. Outreach program for the homebound upon request.
M B

Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library

100 Tinkham Lane
Burrillville, RI 02830
401-710-7800
P V R M B

Kingston Free Library – South Kingstown

2605 Kingstown Road
South Kingstown, RI 02881
401-783-8254
1 accessible parking space available on the left side of library. Ramp from here leads to side entrance. Additional parking available across the street. Elevator from first floor leads to second floor meeting areas.
P R M B

Knight Memorial Library

275 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI 02907
401-467-2625
Not accessible.

Langworthy Public Library

24 Spring Street
Hopkinton, RI 02832
401-539-2851
On street parking. Gravel parking lot in back. Wheelchair users should be dropped off in front so as to access a ramp leading to front entrance. Bathroom on lower level is not accessible, nor can wheelchair users get to it.
M

Lincoln Public Library

145 Old River Road
Lincoln, RI 02865
401-333-2422
P R M B

Louttit Library

274 Victory Highway
West Greenwich, RI 02817
401-397-3434
Ramp from here leads to the Community Center. Chair lift to lower level activities room is available for all community groups. Outside is a fenced in, totally accessible playground for children.
P R M B

Marian J. Mohr Memorial Library

1 Memorial Avenue
Johnston, RI 02919
401-231-4980
P V R M B

Middletown Public Library

700 West Main Road
Middletown, RI 02842
401-846-1573
“Friends of Library” members will deliver and pick up books and tapes for use by those with disabilities.
P V R M B

Mount Pleasant Library

315 Academy Avenue
Providence, RI 02908
401-272-0106
Accessible door locked; knock for entry. Bathroom in basement: no access.
P V R M

Narragansett – Maury Loontjens Memorial Library

35 Kingstown Road
Narragansett, RI 02882
401-789-9507
Large print and audio books available.
P V R M B

Newport Public Library

300 Spring Street
Newport, RI 02840
401-847-8720
Elevator available to children’s and adult reference sections. Children’s bathroom must be buzzed in at desk for use. Outreach program for the homebound upon request.
P V R M B

North Kingstown Free Library

100 Boone Street
North Kingstown, RI 02852
401-294-3306
Elevator to lower level leads to adult reference, non-fiction area and computers. “Friends of Library” members will deliver and pick up books and tapes for use by those with disabilities.
P V R M B

North Providence Union Free Public Library

1810 Mineral Spring Avenue
North Providence, RI 02904
401-353-5600
P V M B

North Scituate Public Library

606 West Greenville Road
Scituate, RI 02857
401-647-5133
Adequate parking for van on the street, but is unmarked. Outreach program for the homebound upon request.
P R M B

North Smithfield Public Library

20 Main Street
North Smithfield, RI 02876
401-767-2780
P V R M B

Olneyville Library

1 Olneyville Square
Providence, RI 02909
401-421-4084
Bathroom accessible except for door knob entry.
R M

Pascoag Free Public Library

57 Church Street
Burrillville, RI 02859
401-568-6226
Accessible ramp in front. A second ramped entrance is accessible in back of the library. An additional accessible parking space can also be found here.
P R M B

Pawtucket Public Library

13 Summer Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
401-725-3714
On street accessible parking spaces available. Municipal parking available across the street from library at night.  Each section has its own elevator. ADA-compliant bathrooms on the first level. Children’s section bathroom is ADA-compliant except for the absence of grab bars.
P V R M B

Pontiac Free Library

101 Greenwich Avenue
Warwick, RI 02886
401-737-3292
Ramp leads to side entrance; ring bell for assistance; lift to main level.
P V R M B

Portsmouth Free Public Library

2658 East Main Road
Portsmouth, RI 02871
401-683-9457
P V R M B

Providence Community Library Rochambeau Branch

708 Hope Street
Providence, RI 02906
401-272-3780
Elevator available, has Braille component.
P V R M B

Providence Community Library Wanskuck Branch

233 Veazie Street
Providence, RI 02904
401-274-4145
On street parking only. Wheelchair access via a ramp in front of building. Elevator just inside this entrance takes you to the first floor. Bathroom in basement is not accessible.
R M

Providence Public Library

150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903
401-455-8000
P V R M B

Redwood Children’s Library & Athenaeum

10 Redwood Street
Newport, RI 02840
401-847-0295
P R M B

Redwood Library & Athenaeum

50 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
401-847-0292
Main entrance is on the Redwood Street side. On street parking only. One accessible spot available. Current ramp a gradual, easy path of travel. Slight lip upon entering.
P R M B

Rhode Island State Library

82 Smith Street Room 208
Providence, RI 02903
401-222-2473
On street parking. Lower level parking to the left of the State House open to the public on Mondays and Fridays only. Those with disabilities can be dropped off at the upper level parking lot to the immediate left of the building. Elevator to second floor, where library is located, is available from this location. Bathrooms are not ADA compliant.

RI Historical Society Library

121 Hope Street
Providence, RI 02906
401-273-8107
On street parking. Entrance for wheelchairs on right side of the building. Ring doorbell.
B

Robert Beverly Hale Library – South Kingstown

2601 Commodore Perry Highway
South Kingstown, RI 02879
401-783-5386
Accessible parking space on left of building. Ramp leads to side entrance.
P R M B

Rogers Free Library

525 Hope Street
Bristol, RI 02809
401-253-6948
On street parking only in front but ADA ramp leads to front entrance. Just past the library is State Street. If you take this and then take a right onto Thames Street you will come to “Thames Street Landing Public Parking.” This is directly behind library and has van accessible parking spots that lead directly to the back entrance. Elevator. Outreach program for the homebound upon request.
P V R M B

Smith Hill Library

31 Candace Street
Providence, RI 02908
401-272-4140
Parking lot on Bernon Street. Accessible door is located at parking area; need to press button to be buzzed in. Take the elevator up to the main floor and down to the basement restrooms.
P V R M B

South Kingstown Public Library – Peace Dale Branch

1057 Kingstown Road
South Kingstown, RI 02879
401-789-1555
Library entrance is on the side of the original building. Elevator just inside this entrance. Outreach program for the homebound upon request.
P V R M B

South Providence Library

441 Prairie Avenue
Providence, RI  02905
401-467-2619
Parking lot on Croyland Road.
P V R M B

The Providence Athenaeum

251 Benefit Street
Providence, RI 02903
401-421-6970
Parking lot in the back of building. Bathroom not wheelchair accessible.

Tiverton Public Library

34 Roosevelt Avenue
Tiverton, RI 02878
401-625-6796
Ramp has handrails, automatic doors at entrance. Accessible water fountains, computer stations. Outreach program for the homebound upon request.
P V R M B

Tyler Free Library

81A Moosup Valley Road
Foster, RI 02825
401-397-7930
Not accessible inside.
R M

Union Public Library

3832 Main Road
Tiverton, RI 02878
401-625-6799
On street parking. Difficult route from parking to front entrance. Parking on the side of library is available at the Milk & Honey Bazaar but this is not suitable terrain for wheelchair users.
M B

Warwick Public Central Library

600 Sandy Lane
Warwick, RI 02889
401-739-5440
Considerable walking distance from parking lot to main library. Elevator leads to second floor children’s area.
P V R M B

Warwick Public Library Apponaug Branch

3267 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02886
401-739-6411
No ramp, 5 steps.

Warwick Public Library Conimicut Branch

55 Beach Avenue
Warwick, RI 02889
401-737-6546
Ramp leads to side entrance; ring bell for assistance.
R M

Warwick Public Library Norwood Branch

328 Pawtuxet Avenue
Warwick, RI 02888
401-941-7545
No ramp, 4 steps.

Washington Park Library

1316 Broad Street
Providence, RI 02905
401-781-3136
Street parking; street path to curb cut on corner.
P R M

West Warwick Public Library

1043 Main Street
West Warwick, RI 02893
401-828-3750
Front entrance ramp slightly higher than required. Elevator to second floor leads to adult reference materials and computers. Key for main bathroom at front desk. Outreach program for the homebound upon request.
P M B

Westerly Public Library

44 Broad Street
Westerly, RI 02891
401-596-2877
On street parking in front of the library with one accessible parking space marked. Driveway on left side of facility can be used for those requiring a wheelchair. Additional parking across the street for a fee. Access to second floor via staff elevator. Outreach program for the homebound upon request.
P R M B

Woonsocket Harris Public Library

303 Clinton Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
401-769-9044
P V R M B

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