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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Cover of Antiques and Fine Arts Magazine, Winter 2016 issue
Keep an eye out for the Winter issue of Antiques and Fine Arts Magazine. Inside this lovely publication is an article written by architectural historian John Tschirch titled "A Classic Revisited: The Redwood Library in Newport, Rhode Island".   Read more about the nation's oldest library Here
Author: jrusnak
Visit the Redwood to see "The Variable Line: Master Drawings from Renaissance to Contemporary," on view through March 5, 2017 in the Van Alen Gallery. Organized by the Redwood Library, the sole U.S. venue, and featuring forty-five works, the exhibition is arranged as a survey featuring many types... Read More
Author: GMarkert
The Redwood Library is Newport's Newest Historic Venue - Now Available for Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, and Private Parties.  Click here for details on how to rent this historic venue for your celebration! Please contact Francesca Campo at 401.742.5344, or fcampo@redwoodlibrary.org, for more... Read More
Author: GMarkert
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
The Redwood Book Club will meet on Saturday, January 28 at 10:30 am to discuss part two of Homer's Iliad. All are welcome. Free. 
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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. Director of Library Systems Lori Brostuen will give an overview of benefits and be... Read More
Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
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
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