Woonsocket Harris Public Library Technology Plan

(2014 - 2016)
In an effort to meet the demands of a diverse urban community, the Woonsocket Harris Public Library seeks to become an interactive resource center that responds to the educational, informational, cultural and recreational needs of the Blackstone Valley. 
To provide free public access to electronic re

Library Hours

Woonsocket Harris Public Library Hours of Operation


Reserve a Nook

Starting June 4th, the library will start circulating Nook e-readers.  There are two models of the Nook: the Nook Simple Touch and the Nook Color. The Nook Simple Touch is a simple black and white e-reader designed just for reading ebooks.  The Nook Color is a tablet that allows users to read ebooks, go on the internet (where wifi is available), stream video and use applications.  Picture books are especially fun on the Nook Color as many children’s ebooks are interactive.

Suggest A Purchase

Please use this form to suggest items for the Library to purchase.

Get a Library Card


  1. To obtain a card you will need to show a valid picture ID from a city, state, or government agency such as a driver’s license, military ID, or a passport.
  2. A second piece of identification establishing residency by showing your current address will also be needed. Acceptable documents include a current utility bill, voter’s registration card, vehicle insurance card, or even your checks if they include your current address.
  3. Non-residents who own property within the city limits need to provide a current tax bill for that property.

Woonsocket Harris Public Library Book Club

2016-2017 Book Club Schedule


Book Club meets the third Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m.


September 21. Still Alice by Lisa Genova

October 19. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

November 16. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

December 21. Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben

January 18. At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier

February 15. I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

Local Arts & Entertainment

Local Arts & Entertainment

•   Autumnfest - Woonsocket's premier fall celebration.

Community Resources for Business

Business Links

Community Resources for Education

Woonsocket Schools & Local Organizations



•  Woonsocket Schools & Administration

•  Greater Woonsocket Catholic Regional School System

Government Resources

Government Resources at the Library
The Woonsocket Harris Public Library has an extensive variety of local, state, and federal agency resources.  To search for available publications, ask at the Reference Desk for assistance and one of our helpful staff members will be happy to help you.  We have also provided a resource list of popular government webpages:
Local Government

General Information

  • City hall address:

    169 Main Street
    Woonsocket, RI 02895

    Phone: 401-762-6400
    Fax: 401-765-0022

  • Form of Government:

    Mayor and seven-member City Council.

  • Meetings held:

    The first and third Mondays of each month at 7 pm.

  • Town map (via Google™ Maps)
  • Established in: 1867
  • Incorporated in: 1888
  • Land area square miles: 7.7000

Phone numbers

  • Police Department: 401-766-1212
  • Fire Department: 401-765-2500
  • Animal Control: 401-766-6571
  • Garbage Collection:401-767-9210
  • Water Dept.: 401-767-9217
  • Library: 401-769-9044


  • County: Providence


  • Fairmount
  • Globe
  • Hamlet
  • Social



General Interest Government Documents