Ocean State Libraries serves over 50 library systems in Rhode Island. We provide state-wide catalog access, free database access, research tools, digital downloads, and technical support to member libraries so we all can better serve our patrons and communities.

Have you elected to receive Email Notifications?

Add notices@rilibrary.org to your address book to help ensure delivery!

Free E-books and downloadable Audiobooks!

With your Ocean State Library Card, you can download ebooks and audiobooks to your eReaders and MP3 players for free! Visit our eZone Catalog to get started!

Latest News

Reading Across Rhode Island 2015 Title Announced

Reading Across Rhode Island 2015 Title Announced

Rhode Island’s One Book, One State community read program and statewide reading initiative is kicking off its 13th year! "Reading Across Rhode Island, the only One Book, One State community read kicks off its 13th year by inviting everyone to join in the reading of Norwegian by Night by Derek Miller. Reading Across Rhode Island is a project of the Rhode Island Center for the Book made possible through a vibrant collaboration of librarians, teachers, book[...]
Choose a Username for Easier Online Account Access

Choose a Username for Easier Online Account Access

You may now create a Username for your Library Account online!  Visit our How-To page to learn how to add a username to your account in a few easy steps!  Note: a Username does not replace your library card, you will still need to present your card when checking out materials at your local library.[...]
Receive Library SMS Alerts

Receive Library SMS Alerts

You may now sign up for Library Text Alerts! Receive Hold Pickup, Overdue and Courtesy Alerts.  SMS alerts are a supplement to your normal notifications. You will continue to receive email or phone notifications. To learn how to Opt-In, visit our How-To Page. Terms and Conditions apply.[...]
Big Library Read Returns in October

Big Library Read Returns in October

Big Library Read is an international program that gives libraries and library patrons unlimited simultaneous access to a popular title during the program dates, creating a virtual, global eBook club. Interested patrons will be able borrow Anatomy of a Misfit using a valid library card, and read on all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Nook®, Android™ phones and tablets, and Kindle® without worrying about wait lists or holds. Titles will automatically expire at the[...]
The DIGITAL Bookmobile is coming to Rhode Island

The DIGITAL Bookmobile is coming to Rhode Island

OverDrive's DIGITAL Bookmobile will be visiting Rhode Island again early this Fall!  Cumberland Public Library will host the bookmobile all day on Tuesday, Sepetember 30th and Middletown Public Library will host the bookmobile all day on Thursday, October 2nd.  Learn about one of the many ways our libraries are "OPEN 24/7"![...]