Nantucket Atheneum, free public library
The island’s Free Public Library is a vital community hub. We are open year-round, 6 days a week, and offer materials and services for all ages. More than 170,000 people come through our doors annually, where they have free access to 1.6 million books and a large collection of CDs, and DVDs.
In addition, we offer many web-based services, free computer use, WIFI, and more than 1,300 educational and cultural programs a year. Our historic building, which opened in 1847, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and filled with beautiful art and artifacts that celebrate our maritime heritage and the history of Nantucket.
We are Nantucket’s free public library and gathering place, transforming lives with resources and experiences that support lifelong learning for all.