Do you have any books I can read for fun -- fiction, novels, best sellers? Can I go to the local public library?
Both Downcity & Harborside have leisure reading sections (green labels on the books), mainly made up of bestsellers and other popular fiction and non-fiction titles.
If you're looking for a wider selection, you can get a public library card! Go to any Providence Public Library/Providence Community Library location with a photo ID and proof of your residency in RI (like a bill or a copy of your lease).
PPL's web site includes all the details about getting a library card.
Like Johnson & Wales, the PPL is part of a statewide network of libraries that all share books and other materials, so you can go to their catalog to request something your local library doesn't have.