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The Library Where EVERYONE Belongs!

We are Nantucket’s FREE PUBLIC Library and gathering place, transforming lives with resources and
experiences that support lifelong learning for all.

“Reading is an exercise in empathy. An exercise in walking in someone else’s shoes for a while.” Malorie Blackman


Find your next great read, stream movies, listen to music, and more!


Programs and Events to broaden your horizons.


Explore historical and contemporary collections.

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Visit Our library for children and find a wide variety of materials in different formats – Books, Playaways, DVDs, magazines, reference materials, and foreign language books.

The Nantucket Atheneum Podcast covers stories and topics about our local library, Nantucket history, and libraries in general.

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“I have had the fortunate opportunity to be a Trustee of the Atheneum for the last 9 years, how lucky am I? When I drive into town every morning, I always marvel at how majestic our beautiful building is in the center of town, watching over the comings and goings of so many residents and visitors.
I love the Atheneum because it represents all the good Nantucket has to offer. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from, or how you arrived, the Atheneum is a place for all to either access the world through the internet, take a load off your feet and read a periodical or come expand your mind with the numerous creative programs taking place. Basically, it’s my favorite place to be!


Nantucket Atheneum library for everyone