About Us

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Ask a Librarian

Ask a Librarian

Do you have a question that is driving you crazy, and you'd like to find out the answer?  Contact our reference staff - we'll be glad to help you with your reference needs!


Contact Us


Leslie Page, Library Director

303 Clinton Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895-3214

Phone: 401-769-9044
Fax: 401-767-4120

Borrow, Renew & Pay Fines

Renew and reserve Library items and check your Library record online at My Account
Who can get a card?
This Library is locally funded by property taxes paid by persons who own property within the city limits. If you live within city limits or own real estate in the city, your taxes support the library and a card will be issued at no charge. In order to borrow materials from the Library, users must register for a borrower card. Library cards will be issued for one year and, if not renewed, will expire on the anniversary of the registration date. Cards which are free of fines and have not been used for a period of two years will be purged from the database.
        Patron Types:
  • Adult:  Patrons aged 14 or older.
  • Juvenile:  Patrons under the age of 13. A parental signature is required to obtain a library card.  The parent must be present and show photo ID.
  • Non-Resident:  Non-residents may obtain a Local Use Only library card upon payment of a $25.00 non-resident fee. This fee is an annual charge. Non-residents must present a photo ID printed with their permanent address.  Non-residents may also purchase an Ocean State Libraries card allowing state-wide use for $115.

RFP's/Call for Bids

To view our RFPs and Call for Bids or to receive future bid opportunities from us, please contact a Librarian, or our Board of Trustees.

Interlibrary Loan

The Woonsocket Harris Public Library does not always own the item you would like to check out.  When we don't own an item, we'll do our best to get what you need by purchasing the item for the Library or borrowing it from another Library.  Interlibrary loan is the process through which Library materials, or a copy of the material, are made available by one library to another upon request. The purpose of interlibrary loan is to obtain library material(s) not available at this Library.  Please contact the Reference Desk regarding Interlibrary Loans.
Library users may request that the Library attempt to locate and borrow for their use a specific book or magazine which is not available in our Library currently. We do not charge for this service, but occasionally there is a charge imposed by the owning Library and the patron is responsible for that charge. There may also be a photocopy fee for lengthy articles. If there will be a charge, patrons will be notified before the material is ordered. This will allow them to decide whether they still want the material. Fees are collected w hen patrons pick up the requested material. Patrons are still responsible for fees if they decide not to pick up the material. 

Educator Support


Educator Support Service is meant to help local educators by providing materials for their classrooms.

Teachers and homeschooling parents may request materials for their classrooms by title, genre, or subject by emailing cgoldstein@woonsocketlibrary.org or efuqua@woonsocketlibrary.org at the Woonsocket Haris Public Library. A librarian will contact you within 48 hours to confirm your request.

Ongoing Programs & Classes

Adult Knitting Circle
Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m.
Knitters and crocheters of all levels of experience are invited to attend this crafting circle. Led by experienced knitter and crocheter, Jen Grover.

Adult Art Circle
Thursdays, 7:15-8:30 p.m.
 Welcome adult artists for this non-instructional gathering. Bring your own supplies. Meets in Children's program room.

Local History

Woonsocket Local History and Genealogical Materials

The Woonsocket Harris Public Library has a number of special collections that pertain to various aspects of the area's industrial, political, social, and genealogical past. These collections may be used within the library, but because of their unique nature, and the inability to replace materials that might become lost or damaged, they do not circulate outside of the library itself.

These special collections include:

Holidays & Closures