Welcome to the Redwood Library & Athenæum

Hours & Admission

Free Admission in celebration of the 275th Anniversary



Tuesday – Saturday 11 am – 4 pm

Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm

Closed Monday

Holiday Closings 2022


New Year’s Day: Saturday, January 1

Martin Luther King Day: Monday, January 17

Presidents’ Day: Monday, February 21

Good Friday: Friday, April 15

Easter: Sunday, April 17

Memorial Day: Monday, May 30

Juneteenth: Monday, June 20

Independence Day: Monday, July 4

Victory Day: Monday, August 8

Labor Day: Monday, September 5

Columbus Day: Monday, October 10

Veterans Day: Friday, November 11

Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 24 and

Friday, November 25

Christmas Eve: Saturday, December 24

Christmas: Sunday, December 25

New Year’s Eve: Saturday, December 31

New Year’s Day: Sunday, January 1, 2023



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 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.

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