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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.

Read / Watch / Listen

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


programs and events to broaden your horizons


explore historical and contemporary collections


The Atheneum’s extremely helpful staff makes requesting items amazing. I can’t tell you how often I have requested a book at 8am and walked into the Atheneum at 10am, greeted with the book I ordered 2 hours earlier.