Lending Policies

Library Cards

Library Cards are free to all residents and property owners of Newport and anyone who works or attends school in Newport. Proof of residence is required to obtain a card. A fee of $1.00 is charged for replacement of lost or damaged cards. Non-residents may obtain a card by paying a non-refundable fee ($50.00 per person for the year or $25.00 per person for three months) which is set by the Trustees

The library loans books, magazines, videos, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, learning kits, and a telescope. Card holders may also access research databases, downloadable audio and e-books from computers anywhere.

Loan Periods

Books  2 weeks

DVD/Video   3 days

Magazines  1 week

Telescope 24 hours

Other materials  2 weeks


Patrons are responsible for all library materials charged to their card, all overdue fees, and charges for lost or damaged items. A 10 cent daily fee is incurred on each overdue item, up to a maximum fee of $2.00 (plus postage.)


Inter library loan is offered as a service to registered borrowers when material is unavailable in this library. For questions or to place a loan request, please contact Vickie Carl vcarl@newport.lib.nh.us

Internet Access

Public access to the Internet is available to all registered card holders in good standing after they have read and agreed to abide by the library’s Internet Policy. Laptops can be checked out for use in the reference area of the  library.