Newspapers from the Library At Home

Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more.  Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S., including the Providence Journal, The Independent and Standard-Times.  Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.

Explore Rhode Island history through local news, events and people with the Providence Journal Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Available remotely 24/7 on any device.

A full color virtual version of the print edition of the Providence Journal. Access today’s paper and every issue since 2017.

Exhibit in the Library

Image of 17 portraits hanging on a wall

For the month of October, the library will be hosting an exhibit from the North Kingstown Arts Council -- The Memory Project at North Kingstown High School. Copies of portaits drawn by local high school students will be on display in the gallery space through the end of the month. Read more about the project in the attachment below.

COVID-19 Library Services Status, as of November 13, 2020

Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 8:30 pm  
Friday - Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm  
Sunday Closed  
Curbside appointments are no longer required to pick up materials. When you are notified that an item you have put on hold is available, you will have 7 days to pick up the item in person at the library. You can come any time during our operating hours above.
Please be sure to have your library card with you! For the safety of our staff, we will be asking you to hold up your card for us to scan rather than handling your personal materials.
Still need a contact-less pick up for safety?  Call (401) 294-3306 x115 or Text us at: 401-592-2898 (401-592-2TXT) to schedule an appointment. 
All regular services are available during operating hours. Computers, printing, copying, and faxing are downstairs in the Reference Department. Computers will be available on a first-come first-serve basis for 60 minute sessions. 
Due to CDC guidance, magazines and newspapers will be unavailable for reading in library. Magazines, including the most recent editions, will be available for borrowing.
All of the library's collections will be available for browsing. Please maintain 6 feet social distance from others while browsing in the library. 

Tables in the Reference Department have been set up for individual studying/working. Select tables are available on a first-come first-serve basis for up to 60 minutes for anyone who needs to complete work, school, or studying in the library. One person per table, please do not rearrange the furniture. Tutoring and other other meetings are not permitted at this time.
Meeting rooms and the quiet study room remain unavailable at this time. 
Cloth facial masks covering both the nose and mouth will be required for entry in the building and must be worn properly throughout your visit. Face shields are not an acceptable replacement for masks at this time.
If you would like to speak to someone before you arrive, you may call us at (401) 294-3306, visit our website to chat with a staff member, or Text us at: 401-592-2898 (401-592-2TXT) during our operating hours, or email us.

Ancestry available from home

Ancestry from Home, Please use Firefox. Ancestry, normally only available inside the library, is now available from home with a valid North Kingstown Library card and acompanying pin. You will be directed to the Ocean State Library catalog login. After you enter your credentials, you will be redirected to
Ancestry from inside the Library.

Park 'n Surf

Free Parking Lot WiFi Brought to you by Ocean State Libraries, the Rhode Island Foundation, Oshean and The Rhode Island Take It Outside initiative with a generous donation of equipment from the Infomation Technology Disaster Resource Center. Simply visit the North Kingstown Free Library and connect to the outside network, Library_ParkingLot, from your car or our outside seating.


Mindful Making

Creativebug has classes that will instruct and inspire you through this period of our lives. Keep your hands active and your mind engaged.

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South County Room Catalog

The South County Room of the North Kingstown Free Library houses many historic items related to the history of North Kingstown and surrounding areas. While most of our local history books can be found in the Ocean State Libraries catalog, our collections of historic photographs, documents, objects and more can be found at South County Room Collection Catalog. This catalog is by no means complete and will be growing over time, so please check back often!

Enter the South County Collection Catalog

Consumer Reports

NEW! Access to Ebsco’s Consumer Reports product. Patrons will have access to more reviews which Consumer Reports does not include in the magazine. Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit member organization that works side by side with consumers for truth, transparency, and fairness in the marketplace. We use our rigorous research, consumer insights, journalism, and policy expertise to inform purchase decisions, improve the products and services that businesses deliver, and drive regulatory and fair competitive practices.
In today’s rapidly evolving world, what we do at Consumer Reports must be as transformative and groundbreaking as the new technologies, products and services entering people's lives every day. We are passionate about our work because we know how much is at stake for you. We succeed in our mission every time your family gets a little bit safer, your finances get more secure, new technologies get more trustworthy, and the future gets that much brighter. Together we are creating a fairer, safer, and healthier world.



02/28/2019 - 2:25pm
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