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Reading & Research

Ocean State Libraries eZone: With your library card and PIN number, you can view, stream, or download thousands of great titles.

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Need help deciding what to read next?

Here are some resources that librarians like, beyond the bestseller list. Even better, ask a librarian next time you're at one of our branches for a recommendation!

  • Check out some of our staff book reviews.
    A tool for parents to find age-appropriate movies, books, and more that children will love.
    Get recommendations from readers, post your reviews, and track what you or your friends are reading.
    Inspired recommendations from independent booksellers.
    The top ten books published each month that librarians across the country love.


Go beyond Google and Wikipedia to uncover rich resources, information, and articles that are not readily available elsewhere. How? By visiting, Rhode Island's Online Reference Center.

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