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Nantucket Atheneum (Library)

Nantucket Atheneum (Library)
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About Us

We are Nantucket’s free public library and gathering place, transforming lives with resources and experiences that support lifelong learning for all.

THE ISLAND’S UNIQUE FREE LIBRARY
The island’s free public library is a vital community hub. We are open year-round, 6 days a week, and offer materials and services for All ages. More than 170,000 people come through our doors annually, where they have free access to 1.6 million books and a large collection of CDs, and DVDs.
In addition, we offer many web-based services, free computer use, free WIFI, and more than 1,300 educational and cultural programs a year. Our historic building, which opened in 1847, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and filled with beautiful art and artifacts that celebrate our maritime heritage and the history of Nantucket.

GET CARDED! Access library resources from anywhere! FREE LIBRARY CARDS to anyone, NO LATE CHARGES!

HOURS
Sun | Closed
Mon | 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Tue | 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Wed | 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Thu | 9:30 am – 7:30 pm
Fri | 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Sat | 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

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Nantucket Atheneum
Weezie library for children
Programs and events for adults and children at the Nantucket Atheneum
Programs and events for adults and children at the Nantucket Atheneum
Programs and events for adults and children at the Nantucket Atheneum
Weezie library for children
Nantucket Atheneum

Events

Weekend at the LIBRARY – First Look (Open House)
Weekend at the LIBRARY – First Look (Open House)
  • Weekend at the Library, Friday family event, Nantucket Atheneum, Major Summer fundraiser event on Nantucket
  • Friday Jul 19, 2024
Weekend at the LIBRARY – Singer Songwriter (Shawn Colvin)
Weekend at the LIBRARY – Singer Songwriter (Shawn Colvin)