Newport Public Library

Newport Public Library
Aquidneck Park
300 Spring Street
Newport, RI 02840
(401) 847-8720

Jamestown/Newport Bridges route:
Take 95 South to Route 4. Stay on Route 4 to Route 1. Exit at 138 East to Newport and Jamestown. Cross Jamestown and Newport bridges. (Newport bridge is a toll bridge. $2 each way for cars, or buy tokens, $10 for 10 crossings.) Take first exit off Newport bridge to downtown Newport. Turn right onto Farewell Street. At second set of traffic lights turn right again onto America’s Cup Avenue. Follow along wharf and shop area to lower Thames Street. Turn right at lower Thames. Take fourth street on left, Brewer Street. At intersection with Spring cross straight ahead into narrow driveway to our parking lot. Turn left into parking lot and park in 3 hour parking spaces way to left. For Westerly travelers: Take route 1 north to 138 east and follow same directions above.
Fall River/Braga Bridge approach:
Take 95 to 195 east all the way to Fall River and Braga Bridge. After bridge take exit at route 24 to Newport. Stay on 24 to Newport beaches exit. Follow route 138 (East Main Road) through Portsmouth and Middletown. One mile after entering Middletown, take a left onto 138A (Aquidneck Ave). 138A will take you all the way to Easton’s Beach. Hang a right onto Memorial Blvd. Stay on Memorial Blvd. until you get to Bellevue Avenue. Turn left onto Bellevue Avenue. Turn right three streets down onto Bowery. Turn right again onto Spring. Pass the library building and turn right again into the driveway to our parking lot.

Mount Hope Bridge approach:
Take 95 to 195 east. Exit at Route 136 to Newport and Bristol. Follow 136 (Metacom Avenue) to Mount Hope Bridge. (Mount Hope is a toll bridge. 30 cents each way or buy tokens.) Follow signs to Newport and Route 114 (West Main Road) through Portsmouth and Middletown. After the Newport line this road becomes Broadway. Follow Broadway to Washington Square and Brick Market area. Turn left onto the cobblestone part of Thames Street for a short distance. Follow road to jog around onto America’s Cup Avenue. Turn right at lower Thames Street. Left at Brewer and straight ahead across Spring into the library parking lot.

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