Hours and Directions

Regular hours resume on Tuesday, September  6, 2016.

We are closed on Sundays until the fall.

Regular Hours

Monday  12:30 pm-9:00 pm
Tues – Thurs  9:30 am-9:00 pm
Fri & Sat  9:30 am-6:00 pm
Sunday 1:00-5:00 pm (October 16 to May 7)

Summer Hours

Monday  11:00 am-8:00 pm
Tues – Thurs  9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fri & Sat  9:00 am- 6:00 pm
Sunday (closed)

See also: Holiday Hours and Closings, Friends Bookstore Hours


From the Newport (Pell) Bridge

  • Take the first exit off the Newport (Pell) Bridge (Scenic Newport) and take a right at the stop sign at the end of the exit ramp.
  • At the second traffic light, take a right onto America’s Cup Avenue. (America’s Cup Avenue winds it way through downtown Newport, past Newport Harbor.)
  • Count seven (7) traffic lights. At the seventh traffic light, take a right onto Thames Street. (Thames Street is a rather narrow, one-way road.)
  • Take the fourth left, onto Brewer Street.
  • Go up the hill to the stop sign, and take a left onto Spring Street (also a one-way).
  • Take an immediate right onto Golden Hill. The library’s parking lot is on your right.

From Providence (Fall River)

  • Take the Route 138 (East Main Road) exit off of Route 24 south, and follow this road through Portsmouth and Middletown.
  • After several miles (right after you pass through nursery acreage), you will come to a Dunkin’ Donuts (on the right). Take a left at the first traffic light PAST the Dunkin’ Donuts, onto Route 138A, (sign says Newport Beaches).
  • Follow 138A past Newport (First) Beach, and up the hill on Memorial Boulevard. Take a left at the traffic light, onto Bellevue Avenue, then your third right onto Bowery.
  • Take your second right onto Spring Street. The library is in the (Aquidneck) Park to your right.
  • Take your first right (past 2 driveways) onto Golden Hill. The library’s parking lot is on your right.


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