Library Resources You Can Access from Home


Download Digital Books & Magazines

Digital Books and MagazinesEven if the library is closed, our digital collection is available 24/7!

With your Ocean State Libraries card*, you can download ebooks and audiobooks to computers, tablets, eReaders, and other mobile devices for free! Visit the eBooks, audiobooks and digital magazines page to get started.


* This feature is available for Rhode Island residents and out-of-state residents with a full-access card only. Massachusetts residents with a local-use only card should check out the online materials available through their home Massachusetts library.


Online Databases

Library logoNow may be a great time to learn a new language, research your family history, do some genealogy research, catch up on schoolwork, compare features for that new appliance you’re looking to purchase, or do some “arch-chair traveling.”

Our database page features a comprehensive list of free online resources and databases to help you research at home. is your source for answers and a whole lot more!

The online portal of the Statewide Reference Resource Center allows Rhode Island residents 24/7 access to a wealth of free information and learning resources.

AskRI.Org’s robust suite of online resources will continue to be available to all Rhode Island residents 24/7.


Free Wi-Fi

Photo of person on computer in car, by Humphrey Muleba on Unsplash

If you need it, the Library’s wi-fi is available 24 hours a day and can be accessed from outside the library.

Our wi-fi network is called “Tiverton Public” and you don’t need a password.


National Emergency Library

The Internet Archive is suspending waitlists for the 1.4 million books in its lending library by creating a National Emergency Library to serve the nation’s displaced learners. This suspension will run through June 30 or until the end of the pandemic in the US, so that students and others who cannot physically access their local libraries can continue to read, learn, and thrive during this time of crisis.


For families with little learners at home, check out our collection of digital resources & activities for children.