Administration Office and 1st floor of library flooded!

Because of a flood that occured over the Memorial Day weekend, the Administration Office of the library will not be able to offer several services, until further notice.

  • No color copying
  • No Notary services
  • No FAXing

We hope to resume these services for our patrons as soon as possible.  You can still reach the Administration Offices by calling 401-847-8720, Ext. 100.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

The Library is still open and all regular library services are still available.

Books and Authors series

Books and spring

Saturday, June 4 at 2:00 p.m. in the Newport Room Sue Madden and Rosemary Enright, authors of Historic Tales of Jamestown. Also coming - Saturday, June 25th - Bob Perlow, comedian, and author of The Warmup Guy. For details about all of these … [Continue reading]

Medical Marijuana in RI


Thursday, June 2, 2016 6:00 p.m. Courtney David will present An Introduction to Medical Marijuana at the Newport Public Library. This introduction will cover a brief history of cannabis, how it interacts with our bodies, an explanation of … [Continue reading]

Travel Italy without Leaving Your Chair


Tuesday, June 7, 2016 7:00 p.m. Travel enthusiast Merrilee Zellner for Travels through Italy , a slide presentation is a culmination of several weeks in 2015 and 2016 spent traveling solo through Italy. The presentation will explore the rich … [Continue reading]

FutureVision @ NPL

NPL in spring

We would like your help planning for Newport Public Library's future. The Newport Public Library Staff is developing long and short range plans to guide our library into the future.  We have scheduled three FutureVision events to get your input.  … [Continue reading]

Film series….And the winner was


Celebrate the latest Academy Awards by viewing winners and nominees  - the series continues in June @ your library. June 10th at 2:00 p.m. - The Room, starring Brie Larson, winner for Best Actress. June 24th at 2:00 p.m. - The Revenant, … [Continue reading]

Read Across Rhode Island Speaker


The 2016 session of Reading Across Rhode Island (RARI), the state's largest community read program, is in full swing! Booklovers across the state are invited to join in the reading of The Wright Brothers by David McCullough. We're hosting another … [Continue reading]