Find a book using one of our handy in-house booklists compiled by subject, genre or both.
Most books on these lists can be found at the Newport Public Library. Books found only at other RI libraries can be requested and sent here free of charge. It usually takes 3-5 days.
Attend school on Aquidneck island? Find your school’s required reading list.
Download audio and e-books for “reading” on you computer, NooK, Kobo, Sony Readers, PanDigital, WMA, MP3 or IPOD or burning to CD’s.
Download current and past issues of these magazines: Billboard, Rolling Stone, Thrasher Skateboarding, Inked and Star.
Websites with Booklists for YOU
Including such things as “teen angst”, graphic novels, a books and movie database, and “guys lit”, use Whichbook, a site that picks books based on your current mood.
Can’t find what you want? Suggest a Purchase.
Found something your really like or really dislike? Write a review for other teens to read.
Need help? Ask a librarian in person (library hours), via phone at 401-847-8720 ext. 206 or via e-mail.
Does your teacher require you to read books within a certain Lexile range? Use this site to calculate your Lexile number (if you don’t already know it) and then find books within that range that interest you.
Two Great Library Databases
NoveList : Your guide to fiction reading. Find book awards lists, author biographies, read-a-likes, series and recommended reads.
Books found or available at other RI public libraries can be requested and sent to Newport Library at NO COST to you. Click the request button in the catalog entry and follow the screen directions or see a librarian for assistance. Books usually take 3-5 days to arrive; longer if there is a waiting list.