Hours & Directions



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



Scheduled Library Closings for 2017:                                                              


Martin Luther King Day: Monday, January 16

Presidents' Day: Monday, February 20

Easter: Sunday, April 16

Memorial Day: Monday, May 29

Independence Day: Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4

Gala, Saturday, July 15: close early

Victory Day: Monday, August 14

Labor Day: Monday, September 4

Columbus Day: Monday, October 9

Veterans Day: Friday, November 10 and Saturday, November 11

Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 24

Christmas Eve: Sunday, Decemeber 24

Christmas: Monday, December 25

New Year's Eve: Sunday, December 31

New Years Day: Monday January 1


Redwood Library & Athenaeum is located at 50 Bellevue Avenue in Newport, R.I.

 Below is a live page from Google Maps showing the location of the library. The "Get Directions" link can provide reliable driving directions from any street address. The Redwood library offers free parking to our visitors. Street parking is also available.


 From the South or West:

  • Follow Rt. 95 North to exit 3A in RI. Take Rt. 138 East. Follow until intersection at Rt. 1 and turn left on Rt.1 North. Look for Jamestown/Newport Bridge exit.
  • Off Newport Bridge take Fall River exit and turn left at light in front of Newport Grand (casino). Follow until Broadway intersection and turn right.
  • Follow Broadway until end and bear right. By the Thames Street intersection (stoplight), make a U-turn left and go up the hill, past the movie theaters, which will be on your right.
  • Continue uphill on Touro Street, which becomes Bellevue Avenue.  Redwood is on the left. Parking on Redwood St.

From the North:

  • Take Interstate 93 South out of Boston to Rt. 24 South and follow to Rt. 114 South.
  • Leading onto the island, follow West Main Road until you enter Newport and it becomes Broadway. Go straight as in the directions above.

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