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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.  For the latest news about the Library subscribe to our library e-newsletter "Off the Shelf"


Directions:

From Providence: take Rt. 146 North to Rte. 295.  Take Route 295 North to  exit 11 (Route 114, Diamond Hill Rd.).  Turn right onto Diamond Hill Rd. and drive about one mile south.  On your right, you will see a big red and blue sign that reads "The Monastery".  This marks the entrance to the Monastery grounds where the library is located.  Turn right at Monastery Drive and follow it into the parking lot. The library is set far back from the main road. 

From the South:  take Rte. 95 North to Rte. 295.  Follow same directions as above.

From the North:  take Rte. 95 South to Rte. 295.  Take Rte. 295 South to  exit 11 (Rte. 114, Diamond Hill Road).  Turn left onto Diamond Hill Road and drive about one mile south.  On your right, you will see a big red and blue sign that reads "The Monastery".  This marks the entrance to the Monastery grounds where the library is located.  Turn right at Monastery Drive and follow it into the parking lot. The library is set back from the main road. 


Library Staff:

Celeste Dyer, Director
Aaron Coutu, Assistant Director / Tech Coordinator
Lynne Daigneault, Administrative Assistant
Carl Zoubra, Bookkeeper

Melissa Chiavaroli, Reference Services Coordinator
Elizabeth Karageorge, Adult Services Coordinator
Jenn Cournoyer, Young Adult/Reference Librarian
Angela Pugliese, Information Services Specialist
Jon Craven, Information Services Specialist
Steven Prochet, Reference Assistant
Katie Jablonski, Reference Assistant

Kim Usselman, Children's Services Coordinator
Joanne Koczera, Children's/ Reference Librarian
Lisa Haley, Children's Assistant
Marie Lyons, Children's Assistant
Position Unfilled, Children's Assistant

Elaine Sumner, Technical Services Librarian
Shelley Keyes-Welch, Catalog Assistant
Patty Remavich, Catalog Assistant

Doris Hemond, Circulation Supervisor
Denise O'Brien, Desk Assistant
Madeleine Porter, Desk Assistant
Donna Carr, Desk Assistant
Jodi Mazzola, Desk Assistant
Erin Redihan, Desk Assistant
Martha Hyman, Desk Assistant
Christine Bonifacio, Desk Assistant

Dawn Guglielmetti, Library Page
Emma Brelsford, Library Page
Allie Lavallee, Library Page
Rebecca Lemos, Library Page

Susan Dubois, Facility Manager
Bill Laird, Custodian
Ron Pierel, Custodian
Janusz Nowinowski, Custodian