The Ocean State Libraries system boasts over forty branches in every corner of the state. Want to know the best part? Your Ocean State Libraries card gets you access to all the cool stuff every branch has to offer. While every library has their own unique offerings, your Ocean State Libraries card gives you access to awesome digital resources regardless of which branches you frequent.
Stream or Download Free Movies, Audiobooks, Music, eBooks, and more!
Your Ocean State Libraries card gives you access to a ton of free digital media. Streaming and downloadable music, movies, television, and eBooks are at the tip of your fingers. These online streaming services aren’t limited to the library either; you can enjoy this content from the comfort of your own home! Your membership provides access to the following services:
eZone is Rhode Island’s version of the popular OverDrive content provider. It gives you access to a wide variety of audiobooks, eBooks, movies, and television. They have subsites dedicated to kids, teens, and film lovers.
EBSCOHost is the largest online provider of research material including databases, e-books, and scientific journals. It contains a wealth of educational information.
Get Free Assistance on Everything From Auto Repairs to Test Prep Services!
One of the best perks of your library card is access to askRI, the library system’s online reference resource center. AskRI is packed with free resources and help on a ton of topics! They include:
World Book Online – Explore the digital edition of one of the best-known encyclopedia sets!
Learning Express – Get career help, guided GED courses, free SAT / ACT practice tests, and homework help!
AtoZdatabses – Gain access to thousands of job listings, executive e-mail addresses, and health care professionals!
Mango – Learn a new language with guided classes and one-on-one tutoring!
Auto Repair Reference Center – Learn how to repair your car!
Learning Express – Find a new job, prepare for an occupational exam, or learn about joining the military!
Get free and discounted museum passes from Ocean State Libraries in Rhode Island!
There is a ton of fun events and free stuff offered at the individual branches. We’ve included links to each branch below covering the events and programs they have to offer.
We’ve listed all the branches below. Each one seems to offer different passes but Ocean State Libraries cardholders can check out ANY pass from ANY library!
Update 3/2018: Please note that if the link doesn’t work yet, we’re working on that article and it should be up soon.
- Adams Memorial Library (Central Falls)
- Ashaway Free Library
- Barrington Public Library
- Brownell Library (Little Compton)
- Clark Memorial Library (Richmond)
- Coventry Public Library
- Cranston Public Library
- Cross’ Mills Public Library (Charleston)
- Cumberland Public Library
- Davisville Free Library
- East Greenwich Free Library
- East Providence Public Library
- East Smithfield Public Library
- Exeter Public Library
- Foster Library
- George Hail Free Library (Warren)
- Glocester Manton Library
- Greenville Public Library
- Harmony Public Library
- Hope Library
- Island Free Library (New Shoreham)
- Jamestown Philomenian Library
- Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library (Burrillville)
- Langworthy Public Library
- Lincoln Public Library
- Louttit Library (West Greenwich)
- Marian J. Mohr Memorial Library (Johnston)
- Maury Loontjens Memorial Library (Narragansett)
- Middletown Public Library
- Newport Public Library
- North Kingstown Free Library
- North Providence Union Free Public Library
- North Scituate Public Library
- North Smithfield Public Library
- Pascoag Public Library
- Pawtucket Public Library
- Pontiac Free Library (Warwick)
- Portsmouth Free Public Library
- Providence Community Library
- Providence Public Library
- Rogers Free Library (Bristol)
- South Kingstown Public Library
- Tiverton Libraries
- Warwick Public Library
- West Warwick Public Library
- Westerly Public Library
- Willett Free Library (Saunderstown)
- Woonsocket Harris Public Library