About the Library

The Cumberland Public Library
is located at
1464 Diamond Hill Road in Cumberland, RI.
Our telephone number is (401) 333-2552

The Library is housed in a former monastery built in 1900 by Trappist Monks of the Cistercians of the Strict Observance, who left after a fire destroyed many of the buildings in 1950. The town incorporated three smaller libraries into one in 1976 by a town resolution establishing a Library Board of Trustees.  The library is a member of the statewide automated library network, known as Ocean State Libraries. Here you can access the library's online catalog and place holds, check your account and renew materials.