General Services

The Nantucket Atheneum offers the following services for library patrons.

To schedule an appointment with a librarian for help with your technical questions or devices, please contact the Reference Department 508-228-1110, x110.

Ask short, factual questions to a librarian at Falmouth Public Library.

  • Text to the number 667476
  • Start your questions with: askfpl
  • Standard message rates apply

The Nantucket Atheneum offers proctoring services free of charge.  Contact us at 508-228-1110 x110 to discuss time & date.

Serv/Safe Certified Proctor:
Contact Lincoln @ 508-228-1110 x110.

The Gallery and Learning Lab on the ground floor of the Atheneum may be scheduled for meeting use by nonprofit groups and public organizations when not being used by the library and during regular library hours only. No rental fee will be charged for meetings without audio or videoconferencing needs. For meetings with teleconferencing needs, the space is available for a fee.

All users must complete and return a space use agreement form.

For additional information, terms and conditions, or to reserve space, please contact us at 508-228-1110 ext 118.

Business Center

The Nantucket Atheneum offers the following business services for library patrons.

  • B&W is .25 per page (single or double sided)
  • Mixed Color & Text is .50 per page (single sided)
  • Full Page Color printing is $.75 per page (single & double sided)
Photo Copies, Scanning & Faxing
  • B&W photocopies are .25 per sheet
  • Scanning to an e-mail address is free.
  • Faxing a small document inside the US is .50 per fax. Larger documents over 25 pages will incur a higher charge of $1.00.

A typewriter with correction is available at the Reference Desk on the second floor. For other document needs, Microsoft Word, MS Excel, MS Publisher are available on all computers.

32 GB Flash Memory Drives are available to purchase and take with you for $6

A limited quantity of the most popular Federal & State tax forms and instructions are available at the Atheneum.  Patrons may print out forms and instructions.

Forms are free

Full Instructions are printed full-size can be pruchased for a nominal fee

Contact the Reference Department at 508-228-1110, x110 to check availability.

Accessibility Services

The Nantucket Atheneum is dedicated to the mission of making its resources and services accessible to all. The Nantucket Atheneum offers the following accessibility services.

Atheneum to Go offers a book delivery once a week to Academy Hill, The Homestead, The Landmark House, Our Island Home, Sherburne Commons and surrounding area for homebound individuals.  Materials will be delivered and picked up on the same day. Contact our “Atheneum to Go” coordinator, G. Lewis at 508-228-1110, x101 for more information.

Through the Vision Impaired Technology Assistance at the Library (VITAL ) Program, the Nantucket Atheneum Library circulates NLS Talking Book Players which may be used while at the Library, or checked out to enjoy at home. The Library also provides instructions in how to download audio books from the Braille and Audio Download (BARD) and Perkins Library online catalogs. Please call the library at (508)-228-1110 x101 to speak with our Atheneum to Go coordinator, or you can email

Assistive Listening System is available in the Great Hall. This wireless system transmits sounds directly to a person who is hard of hearing for optimal clarity and better understanding.  The library supplies receivers and headphones for use during programs.

Wheelchair access to the Atheneum is provided via a side door on the right side of the building. An elevator provides access to all floors in the building.

There are many opportunities on the Internet to improve your ability to read website content, not just for those with disabilities, but also, for example, for those with aging or tired eyes. Each web browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome) is continually enhanced to improve accessibility through the ability to enlarge text, zoom the entire page, enable screen-to-audio readers, etc.

It would be difficult for a single source to keep up-to-date with all these improvements. So instead, we are offering the following helpful links on how to improve web accessibility within the browser of your choice. We will attempt, periodically, to revise these links as new information is available.

If you use Microsoft’s Internet Explorer:

If you use Mozilla Firefox:

If you use Google Chrome:

If you use Apple Safari: