Rhode Island Newport County Public Libraries

By | January 1, 2023

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Newport County, RI. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in Rhode Island Newport County.

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1. Central Library BARRINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 281 County Road, Barrington, RI 02806
Phone Number: (401) 247-1920 Newport N/A N/A

2. Library System BROWNELL LIBRARY, HOME OF LITTLE COMPTON
44 Commons, Little Compton, RI 02837
Phone Number: (401) 635-8562 Newport 49,676 28,954

3. Central Library BROWNELL LIBRARY, HOME OF LITTLE COMPTON
44 Commons, Little Compton, RI 02837
Phone Number: (401) 635-8562 Newport N/A N/A

4. Central Library ESSEX PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 238 Highland Road, Tiverton, RI 02878
Phone Number: (401) 625-6796 Newport N/A N/A

5. Library System ESSEX PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 238 Highland Road, Tiverton, RI 02878
Phone Number: (401) 625-6796 Newport 78,495 64,717

6. Library System JAMESTOWN PHILOMENIAN LIBRARY
Street Address: 26 North Road, Jamestown, RI 02835
Phone Number: (401) 423-7280 Newport 61,808 49,400

7. Central Library JAMESTOWN PHILOMENIAN LIBRARY
Street Address: 26 North Road, Jamestown, RI 02835
Phone Number: (401) 423-7280 Newport N/A N/A

8. Central Library MIDDLETOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 700 West Main Road, Middletown, RI 02842
Phone Number: (401) 846-1573 Newport N/A N/A

9. Library System MIDDLETOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 700 West Main Road, Middletown, RI 02842
Phone Number: (401) 846-1573 Newport 124,783 164,346

10. Library System NEWPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 300 Spring Street, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: (401) 847-8720 Newport 226,700 209,581

11. Central Library NEWPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 300 Spring Street, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: (401) 847-8720 Newport N/A N/A

12. Bookmobile NEWPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOKMOBILE
300 Spring Street, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: (401) 847-8720 Newport N/A N/A

13. Central Library PORTSMOUTH FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 2658 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871
Phone Number: (401) 683-9457 Newport N/A N/A

14. Library System PORTSMOUTH FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 2658 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871
Phone Number: (401) 683-9457 Newport 150,990 99,668

15. Central Library ROGERS FREE LIBRARY
Street Address: 525 Hope Street, Bristol, RI 02809
Phone Number: (401) 253-6948 Newport N/A N/A

16. Branch Library UNION BRANCH
Street Address: 3832 Main Road, Tiverton, RI 02878
Phone Number: (401) 625-6799 Newport N/A N/A

Overview of Newport County, Rhode Island

Newport County is a county located in the state of Rhode Island. As of 2000, the population is 85,433.

Newport is the location of mysterious Newport Tower.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 812 km² (314 mi²). 269 km² (104 mi²) of it is land and 543 km² (210 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 66.83% water.

The county mainly consists of some mainland, the island Rhode Island after which the state is named and two smaller islands.

Adjacent Counties

  • Bristol County, Massachusetts- east

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 85,433 people, 35,228 households, and 22,228 families residing in the county. The population density is 317/km² (821/mi²). There are 39,561 housing units at an average density of 147/km² (380/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 91.46% White, 3.73% Black or African American, 0.43% Native American, 1.23% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 1.09% from other races, and 1.99% from two or more races. 2.82% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 35,228 households out of which 28.60% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.90% are married couples living together, 10.30% have a female householder with no husband present, and 36.90% are non-families. 29.90% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.80% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.35 and the average family size is 2.95.

In the county, the population is spread out with 22.50% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 29.90% from 25 to 44, 24.80% from 45 to 64, and 14.40% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 94.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $50,448, and the median income for a family is $60,610. Males have a median income of $41,630 versus $29,241 for females. The per capita income for the county is $26,779. 7.10% of the population and 5.40% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 9.00% of those under the age of 18 and 6.70% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities, towns, and villages*

  • Jamestown
  • Little Compton
  • Middletown
  • Newport
  • — Newport East (a village of Newport)
  • Portsmouth
  • — Melville (a village of Portsmouth)
  • Tiverton