Hours & Contact

Monday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 8:00pm
Thursday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Friday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Children's Library closed Saturday and Sunday


$10 adults, free for students and visitors under 18

Admission is free on the first Sunday of each month

Admission is not required to visit the Book Store and Gift Shop.


Redwood Library & Athenaeum 

50 Bellevue Avenue

Newport, RI 02840-3292


Telephone: 401-847-0292

Fax: 401-841-5680


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Are you interested in joining a Writers' Circle? The Redwood is exploring the formation of a "Redwood Writers' Circle" around the theme "Writing a Life." This theme would extend to memoir, fiction, and biography. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Redwood member and author/... Read More
Author: GMarkert
Step through the Redwood's doors on Saturday, December 10 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm for our Holiday Open House. The Holiday Open House will feature music from a live choir, special tours, a seasonal exhibition of vintage Christmas books, children's craft,refreshments...and a special appearance by... Read More
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Author: lwhite
The Blue Garden: Recapturing an Iconic Newport Landscape, a newly published volume detailing the history and fascinating recreation of this historic garden. See photographer Carlo A. Balistrieri's recent review of this beautifully produced volume here.  This richly illustrated book tells the story... Read More
Author: lwhite
Please join us on Wednesday, January 25 at 4:00 pm when Director of Library Systems Lori Brostuen will provide a tutorial on how to use the Redwood’s various electronic resources, such as e-books, e-magazines and online databases. Call 401-847-0295, ext. 112 to reserve a seat.
Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Author: lwhite
Are you a new member? Or would you just like a "refresher course" on the many benefits of your Redwood membership? Please join us for the next New Member Orientation and Tour on Saturday, January 21, at 10:30 am. Collection Development Librarian Robert Kelly and Director of Library Systems Lori... Read More
Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Author: lwhite
The Redwood Book Club will meet on Saturday, December 17 at 10:30 am to discuss Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida. All are welcome. Free.
Date: Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Author: lwhite
The Redwood Library is Newport's Newest Historic Venue - Now Available for Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, and Private Parties.  Please contact Francesca Campo at 401.742.5344, or fcampo@campoandcompany.com, for more information. Click here to see our digital storefront on The Knot!
Author: GMarkert
New 3M eBook offerings for members: Bollen, Christopher: Orient Brands, H.W.: Reagan Byrne, Paula: Kick Fluke, Joanne: Christmas Caramel Murder Hamilton, Nigel: Commander in Chief Horne, Alistair: Hubris Kubica, Mary: Pretty Baby McCall Smith, Alexander: The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine McCall... Read More
Author: lwhite