A 24/7 library service is available through our web portal LION – Library Information Online in Newport.

Members can:

  • manage their account
  • search our catalogue
  • renew and request titles
  • access a range of online information resources


Kanopy is a new video streaming service, providing access to over 30,000 films from content partners including: 

  • Criterion Collection
  • A24
  • PBS
  • The Great Courses
  • Warner Brothers
  • Kino Lorber 

This service is free to Newport library cardholders. 

Sign up and stream

PORI app

Unfortunately the PORI app is no longer available.

We hope to restore this service as soon as possible and apologise for any issues this may cause.


As a member of Newport libraries, you can enjoy eBooks, eAudiobooks and eNewspapers through the BorrowBox app.

  • up to ten items on loan at any one time
  • two week loan period
  • renewals available
  • automatic returns

Download the BorrowBox app.

Libby app

Newport libraries members can access hundreds of magazine titles for free through the Libby app with:

  • unlimited items on loan
  • back issues available 

The Libby app is available to download via Android and Apple app stores.

Digital resources

For anyone interested in local history, Newport reference library has a large online selection of manuscripts, books and audio recordings. 

To find out more visit our digital archives page.

Digital support services

Looking to improve your digital confidence and skills? Having trouble with eBooks?

You can book a free 1-2-1 session with a member of Newport libraries staff who will offer tailored help. 

You can book at any library or email [email protected].

There is free access to computers, printers, scanners and support at your local Newport library.