NHS Library

Dating to the founding of the Society in 1854, the library collection contains over 12,000 volumes reflecting the settlement and development of Newport County.

Please note: the library is closed March 11 through March 22, reopening Monday, March 25. For questions about research projects please call the Newport Historical Society.

The Newport Historical Society Library

82 Touro Street, Newport, RI 02840
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The Library dates to the founding of the Newport Historical Society in 1854 and includes works on the history of Newport County and the surrounding area. The collection contains approximately 12,000 volumes reflecting the settlement and development of Newport County. Because Rhode Island was established by settlers and refugees from other colonies, the collection includes works on early Southeastern New England families and governments that contributed to the history of Rhode Island and the Providence Plantations. Also included are general reference works.

Newport Historical Society Library

Newport Historical Society Library

Appointments are strongly recommended. We cannot guarantee service for walk-ins.

Guidelines for Research at the Newport Historical Society

Tel (401) 846-0813