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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.

Due to technical issues, CLAMS will be disabling the CLAMS app. Patrons are advised to remove it from phones and other portable devices as the app may give inaccurate information. In the meantime, please use our online catalog.


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