Welcome to the Ashaway Free Library



A Cherished Neighborhood Institution Since 1871
Ashaway, Rhode Island
The Ashaway Free Library (AFL) has a print collection of 23,000 plus volumes, a wide selection of magazines, DVD/audio books/ CD collection of 553 items as well as computer stations and WIFI connection. The library is a member of Ocean State Libraries which gives patrons access to materials from libraries throughout the state of Rhode Island and beyond. The AFL is truly a window to the world for its community. The library sponsors programs for children and adults throughout the year.

Important Information for Our Patrons:

The library is open:
Monday 10-5
Tuesday 4-8
Wednesday 10-8
Thursday 4-8
Friday 10-5
Saturday 9-1


In accordance with CDC and Rhode Island Department of Health guidance:


Individuals who have received all recommended doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and waited more than fourteen days after their final dose may enter the library without a mask.


All others, including children ages 2 to 11, must continue to wear a mask or face covering over both nose and mouth while they are in the library.


For those who are not yet vaccinated and prefer not to wear a mask, we will continue to offer curbside pickup services and reference assistance by phone and email.


As always, please do not visit the library if you are anyone in your household is experiencing symptoms of illness.


Feel free to call us at 401-377-2770 or email director@ashawaylibrary.org with any questions.


*You can access electronic books and audiobooks through the Rhode Island eZone here: https://riezone.overdrive.com/


*Our WiFi is accessible all day, every day, from the library’s parking lot and grounds.


*If you do not have a current library card and would like one, you can apply here: https://www.oslri.org/application/


Be sure we have your email address so you can receive weather alerts, the quarterly newsletter and program information.