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.
Appointments are strongly recommended. We cannot guarantee service for walk-ins.
Tel (401) 846-0813