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Rhode Island State Library

We help lawmakers and the public with legal and historical research. There are more than 155,000 volumes in our collections ranging from reports by federal and state agencies to a complete set of legislative journals. Visitors are welcome to use our wireless Internet access or our computers with Internet access.

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The Rhode Island Historical Society’s Commitment to Our Donors

We will not sell, share, or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity. We will not send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. This policy applies to all information received by RIHS on any platform by any means, both online and offline, as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications. To the extent any donations may be processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.

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