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The Central Library will be closed on Sunday, May 27 and Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day. The Apponaug, Conimicut, and Norwood branch libraries will be closed on Monday, May 28.

Email Reference

We can provide brief answers, assist with search strategies, resource recommendations and information about our collections and services via e-mail.


  • We will respond to request for information within 2 business days (Monday-Friday).
  • If you need a faster response to your questions, please call our telephone reference service at (401) 739-5440 x5.
  • We will send an e-mail to update you on the status of your request if more than 2 business days are needed to answer your question.
  • We check the e-mail reference box once a day.
  • Some questions, such as Inter-Library Loan and Consumer Reports information, are better handled by telephone – Please call Reference at (401) 739-5440 x5.
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