100 Tinkham Lane, Harrisville, Rhode Island 02830
Phone 401-710-7800
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Library Hours

  • Monday - Wednesday
    10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
      1:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Friday
    10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday Winter
    10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Winter Hours begin Sept 12th
  • Saturday Summer
    10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Summer Hours begin June 20th

Next Scheduled Closings

  • Memorial Day
    Monday, May 25th
  • Independence Day
    Saturday, July 4th

Weather Closing &
Cancellation Information

At the discretion of the Director, the Library may close early, delay opening time, or be closed all day when weather conditions warrant. If you are in doubt, please call ahead (401-710-7800) or check online at Cancellations.com.

Whenever the library closes early, fines are suspended for materials which were due but could not be returned on that day. All materials due on the day of closing then become due on the next open day.

Children's Programs Cancellations —

All children’s programs will be cancelled if classes in the Burrillville Public Schools are cancelled, even if the library elects to remain open.

  • Click here for the Library's
    Weather Closing Policy
  • For information about cancellations, please go to Cancellations.com


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OSL Holds Alert

OSL Holds / Delivery Alert

If you need to request a book or DVD from another OSL Library, please be aware that OSL Libraries are experiencing delays in the delivery of inter-library materials.

If you need to get materials from another Library quickly, please let our staff know and they will do what they can to help you.

While deliveries are slow, if you can, we ask that you please return borrowed materials directly to the owning libraries.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, and we thank you for your patience and understanding while this situation is being resolved.

Library Programs & Events

Please check our Newsletter and the Children's Department Blog for schedules and additional programming information.

Full page Calendar.


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Library Notes

New Library Director Appointed

Ms. Beth Ullucci, MLS, former Assistant Director here at JMSL, has been appointed Director of the Jesse Smith Library.

Congratulations, Beth!

Friends of the Library
Silent Auction
May 9 to May 23
Don't miss out!

Riverwalk Times

Concerts begin July 11!
Riverwalk Schedule 2015

Concerts are free. Good music, good times, and good company: great summer entertainment for the whole family!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Jesse Smith Library.

Our thanks to all who participated in our Friday Night Coffeehouse series, with a special thanks to our local Dunkin Donuts for providing refreshments! See you all next winter!

Burrillville Animal Shelter

If you would like to help make the days happier for the animals at the shelter who are patiently waiting to find their forever homes, you can drop off donations for the shelter at the Library. There is a list of most needed items posted in the Library, and cash donations are always welcome to help with veterinary care for the animals. Thank you.

Stillwater Mill Pavillion

Burrillville Farmers' Market
Opening Day: June 6
Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Stillwater Mill Pavillion
June — October
Bring the whole family!