Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs about the Newport Public Library

Library Cards – Questions about getting a library card, borrowing and returning materials, renewing materials, inter-library loans, fines and overdues.

Computers and Other Technology Services – Questions about computer services and costs, Internet use policies, FAXing, and other services available at the library.

The MOST Frequently Asked Questions.

1. Does the library have a FAX machine I can use?
The library’s does not have a public FAX machine, but the staff in the Administration Office will be happy to FAX items for you.  This Faxing service is available Monday – Friday until 4:00 pm.  The cost is $1.00 per page.

2. Does the library have a notary public?
There is one staff member who is a certified notary public.  Customers who wish to take advantage of this free service MUST call the library to check and see if that staff member is present.

3. Can I recommend that the library purchase a specific book or DVD?
The Newport Public Library welcomes input from the community concerning the collection.  Your suggestions are important because they help the library in developing a collection which serves the interests and needs of the community.  All suggestions for purchase are subject to the same selection criteria as other materials, and are not automatically added to the collection. To recommend a title for purchase speak to any library staff member or use our online Suggest a Purchase form .

4. Does the library have tax forms available?
During the tax season (January through April) the library provides access to online tax forms for both state and federal income taxes.  Access to these online forms is free;  printing out the forms costs $.15 per print.