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Rhode Island Government: Home

Rhode Island government resources

Getting started

This guide is designed to connect with local government resources in the state of Rhode Island. Most publications are freely available online. The following offices listed below are good places to start to find the most requested information. Note that other "tabs" in this guide will take you to more specific resources. If you need assistance or would like to schedule a research consultation, contact a research librarian through email at, through our online chat service (see chat box on this page) or by calling 401-341-2289. 

Other research guides that may be helpful:


Politics and Government

Labor, Employment and the Economy

Laws and Legislation

Other Resources


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