Newport Public Library

For the public library in the city of Newport, South Wales see Newport Central Library

Newport Public Library (RI)
The logo of the Newport Public Library
Newport Rhode Island Public Library.jpg
The Newport Public Library
CountryUnited States of America
TypePublic Library
EstablishedMay 4, 1870
Location300 Spring Street
Newport, Rhode Island
Coordinates41°28′57.65″N 71°18′44.07″W / 41.4826806°N 71.3122417°W / 41.4826806; -71.3122417
Collection
Size129,441
(June 2019)
Access and use
Circulation168,064
(2017-2018)
Population served24,672
Other information
DirectorJoseph Logue
Staff36
Websitehttp://www.newportlibraryri.org
Map

The Newport Public Library was charted by the State of Rhode Island in 1869. The Library opened on May 4, 1870 as “The People’s Library of Newport.”

Located in historic Newport, Rhode Island, the public library is housed in a building that sits at the bottom of Aquidneck Park, just north of Newport Harbor. The public library offers the community a collection of materials and services, for adults, children, and teens that are both current and classic.

Library services include:

  • Lending books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, magazines and other library materials
  • Downloadable audiobooks and ebooks
  • Interlibrary loans
  • Public computers with Internet access, as well as WiFi connectivity
  • Programming for children, teens, and adults
  • A discount bookstore with books, CDs and DVDs

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