There are over 600 libraries in Rhode Island. Libraries included below are limited to the Library of Rhode Island (LORI) members which are certified by the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services. The certified libraries share a reciprocal lending and borrowing agreement that enables residents, students, and faculties access to the collective holdings of all members.
- LORI libraries
- Search LORI Libraries
- LORI Library Websites
- OLIS and its role in LORI
The Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS) is the state library agency for Rhode Island. OLIS supports and strengthens library and information services in the state to ensure that all residents benefit from free and convenient access to library and information resources and services. More about OLIS.
LORI Library Online Catalogs
RI Automated Networks / Shared Library Catalogs
- Library of Rhode Island - an interface to simultaneously search the following three and Brown University catalogs. Library's catalogs not included in this search interface are listed below under "Online Catalogs of Individual Institutions."
- Ocean State Libraries -
shared catalog for all RI's public
- HELIN - shared catalog for most RI's academic, hospital libraries, State Law Library, and the Attorney General Library. Also includes holding information of the CRIARL Union List of Serials.
- RILINK (RI Library Information
Network for Kids) - shared catalog of RI's consortium of school libraries.
Online Catalogs of Individual Institutions
Rhode Island Library Information