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Redwood Library and Athenaeum

13 locals recommend ·

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July 30, 2018
Oldest lending library in America, founded in 1747. It’s a great place to think and read. At the 1747 Store, anything from an old design hardcover to an esoteric history book can be bought for as little as 50 cents.
Chas & Em
Chas & Em
June 23, 2018
The Redwood Library and Athenæum is the oldest lending library in America, and the oldest library building in continuous use in the country.
James And Amy
James And Amy
June 9, 2018
Amazing! And a must see on a rainy day. Redwood Library and Athenæum is the oldest one still housed and operating in its original building. Redwood library was the first major architectural commission of Peter Harrison.
September 15, 2017
The oldest lending library in North America.
June 12, 2017
REDWOOD LIBRARY is the oldest continuously operating library in North America.

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50 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, Rhode Island 02840
Phone+1 401-847-0292
Hours of Operation statusOpen · Closes 5:30 PM