About the NCC

The mission of the Newport Cultural Center is to inspire lifelong learning and creativity, strengthen our communities, and to preserve our heritage.

We offer:

  • Public library resources and services, including books, magazine, and DVDs to borrow
  • ADA compliant facility including accessible restrooms and an elevator
  • Access for people of all ages and physical abilities
  • Public meeting room for community use
  • Cheerful, well-stocked children’s reading area
  • Local history resource¬† room
  • Bright, comfortable seating with wi-fi access
  • Six-station computer center
  • Spacious arts and crafts room for children
  • Vault for vital public records
  • Free wireless networking throughout the building
  • Baby changing stations in downstairs restrooms
  • Climate-controlled environment to preserve the library’s collection and historically valuable objects

Hours of Operation:
Library and museum display areas: Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm and Saturday 9:30 am to 1:30pm.

The NCC is a unique institution in that it is a “public-private partnership.” We receive funding from the town, and also do a significant amount of fundraising¬† (over $51,000 in 2017). This document explains more about the NCC’s funding: Municipal Budget vs. nonprofit

Contact Information:

154 Main Street
Newport, ME 04953
Library circulation desk:
(207) 368-5074


historical inquires - history1215@yahoo.com


Tuesday-Friday, 9:30-5:30
Sat: 9:30-1:30
Closed Sunday & Monday

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