Redwood Library & Athenaeum

Historical Landmark, Library, Museum or Gallery

General Information: 50 Bellevue Ave
Newport, RI 02840
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No Smoking Handicap Accessible

Hours: 1 PM-5 PM Sunday
9:30 AM-5:30 PM Monday
9:30 AM-8 PM Tuesday - Thursday
9:30 AM-5:30 PM Friday - Saturday

Interest Areas: Art, History / Heritage, Books / Literature, Architecture

The Redwood Library and Athenæum is the oldest lending library in America, and the oldest library building in continuous use in the country. Founded in 1747 by forty-six proprietors upon the principle of "having nothing in view but the good of mankind," its mission continues over 250 years later.

Today the Library is open without charge to qualified scholars and researchers and to those making use of the collections. Lectures, exhibitions, fine arts displays, and other educational activities are part of Redwood Library and Athenaeum's continuous offerings to the community.

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