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Visiting the Library

The Newport Historical Society Resource Center

82 Touro Street, Newport, RI 02840
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The Library, located in our Resource Center, 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

For Research and Collections Inquiries contact Bridget Sullivan, Registrar: bsullivan@newporthistorical.org.

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

Before visiting, we ask that you review our Reference and Research Guidelines