The Island Free Library on Block Island offers an array of literary selections and is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday. In addition to a large collection, the library offers:

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  • 12 Computer Workstations
  • 2 Meeting Rooms
  • WiFi Wireless Internet
    (bring in your laptop and work from anywhere in the building)
  • Copy Machine & Fax Machine
  • Theater (with TV/VCR/DVD)
  • Various Clubs & Events for Adults & Children

The Island Free Library is located on Dodge Street, behind the National Hotel and across the street from the Blue Dory Inn.

Library Hours
Sun — Closed
Mon — Closed
Tues — 10am-7pm
Wed — 10am-5pm
Thurs — 10am-5pm
Fri — 10am-5pm
Sat — 10am-3pm

Please note:

Q: Do I need a library card to borrow something?

A: YES you do. You need a valid Ocean State Library Card to borrow any item. Ocean State Library cards are available free to all Rhode Island residents and Block Island property owners. Visitor cards are available for purchase to non–Rhode Island residents. Please inquire at the front desk.

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