High School Library/Media Center
North Providence High School houses a state-of-the-art library media center that is considered our largest classroom and provides valuable learning opportunities for our students. Students are strongly encouraged to utilize the resources available to them in our library for independent research as well as for the many group research projects that are assigned to them. The library is open and available for student use during school hours. Additionally, the library media specialist is available after school every Tuesday during the assigned coaching period.
Freshmen are introduced to the library through an orientation program conducted through the Literacy Skills classes at the beginning of the school year. The library media center currently has a collection of 15,549 volumes including 1751 reference books and 1500 videocassettes. Computers are available for students to do research via the Internet, check information in our on-line library catalog, or type their research papers. The main reading area of the library has seating capacity of 100 people. In the back of the stack area, six individual study carrels are located and one is wheelchair accessible. The library promotes reading with a monthly display of books according to nationwide themes; also the library is utilized throughout the school year for exhibits of student work, as well as for various school activities such as Math Puzzle Day and International Festival Day.