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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.

You can download CLAMS app (CLAMS Library Network) on Apple Store. You need your library card and your password to use the app. If you need help, please, contact us 508 228 1110 ( ext. 5)


Hello One Book, One Islanders! Learn more about the OBOI 2024.

We are Hiring! Apply on our website.

Our library will be undergoing some essential restoration work next week. Specifically, we will be refurbishing the floor of the Great Hall to ensure our community space continues to be a welcoming and safe environment for all our visitors.

During this time, the Nantucket Atheneum will be closed to the public for the entire week (February 26 – March 2).


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


Programs and Events to broaden your horizons.


Explore historical and contemporary collections.

“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