Welcome to the Redwood Library & Athenæum

Hours & Admission


Admission $10


Admission Free: Under 18, Students and Rhode Island library cardholders



Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

11 am – 4 pm

Holiday Closings 2021


New Year’s Day: Friday, January 1

Martin Luther King Day: Monday, January 18

Presidents’ Day: Monday, February 15

Easter: Sunday, April 4

Memorial Day: Monday, May 31

Independence Day: Monday, July 5

Victory Day: Monday, August 9

Labor Day: Monday, September 6

Columbus Day: Monday, October 11

Veterans Day: Thursday, November 11

Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 25 and

Friday, November 26

Christmas Eve: Friday, December 24

Christmas: Saturday, December 25

New Year’s Eve: Friday, December 31

New Year’s Day: Saturday, January 1, 2022



Self-guided Tours

The self-guided tour will lead visitors through our three main historic areas: Harrison Room, Roderick Terry Reading Room and Rovensky Delivery Room. Each room contains room panels that share details of the room’s history, portraits, and other unique features. The booklets are available at the Circulation Desk and are complimentary with admission.


Group Tours

Group Tours are available by reservation. To accommodate the interests of specific groups, tours can be tailored to focus on various aspects of the library, such as art, literature, history, architecture, and special collections. Please contact Victoria Leduc at 401-847-0295, or at for reservations and fee information.


The Redwood is located at 50 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island.

The Entrance is on Redwood Street with a small parking lot for members and visitors directly across the street. Parking is also available on surrounding streets. Click Here for a full parking guide for Newport.


By request.

Please contact Julia Boron at