Newport Public Library

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For the public library in the city of Newport, South Wales see Newport Central Library

Newport Public Library
Country United States of America
Type Public Library
Established 1869
Location 300 Spring Street, Newport, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°28′57.65″N 71°18′44.07″W / 41.4826806°N 71.3122417°W / 41.4826806; -71.3122417
Size 154,766
Access and use
Circulation 213,184 (2007-08)
Population served 25,359
Other information
Director Anne Shepherd

The Newport Public Library, established in 1869 as “The People’s Library of Newport,” is dedicated to serving the people of Newport and the surrounding communities by “providing opportunities that support lifelong learning, encourage inspiration, imagination and enjoyment and connect people to each other and to the rest of the world.”

Located in historic Newport, Rhode Island, the public library is housed in a spacious, brightly lit building that sits at the bottom of Aquidneck Park, just north of Newport Harbor. The public library offers the community a collection of materials and services, for adults, children, and teens that are both current and classic.

Library services include:

  • Lending books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, magazines and other library materials
  • Online information services, such as Homework Help RI, the online World Book Encyclopedia, and a multitude of online research guides and databases
  • Downloadable audiobooks
  • Public computers with Internet access, as well as WiFi connectivity
  • Programming for children, teens, and adults

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