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About Us

The Westerly Public Library is located in the heart of downtown Westerly, Rhode Island. The Library is open 65 hours each week, and the collection includes books, magazines, compact discs, DVDs and videos, all totaling more than 170,000 items. We are a member of the statewide Ocean State Libraries consortium and can therefore offer library card holders access to 45 shared library collections in the state of Rhode Island; We make every attempt to get our patrons what they ask for!

The Library features study rooms, meeting space, browsing areas and an inviting Children's Room.  Computers are available for public use in the Reference Department and Children’s Room. Many of our online reference sources are available from home or work with the use of a library card.  Our friendly staff is here to assist with a wide variety of information needs, from recommending a favorite author to tracking down important information for school, work or personal enrichment.

The Hoxie Gallery is one of the premier galleries in the region.  Its changing exhibits feature the work of local artists, including high school students Westerly, and Stonington, Connecticut.

Not part of municipal government, the Memorial and Library Association of Westerly is a private, not-for-profit corporation, which receives less than 1/3 of its total annual budget from the towns of Westerly, RI and Stonington CT and depends upon the endowment and community support for the rest.