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Nantucket Atheneum

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Address: 1 India St, P.O. Box 808, Nantucket, MA 02554
Phone Number: 508-228-1110
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Tue 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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A Nantucket Institution

One of the great public libraries in the country...historical building, wonderful collection and helpful staff. Don't miss it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Tuscany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

One of the great public libraries in the country...historical building, wonderful collection and helpful staff. Don't miss it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The predecessor of this building has a storied history and a spot with famous lectures before the fall of the whaling industry. But its importance to the fabric of the town is evidenced by the fact that it was rebuilt in one year after the great fire of 1846. So it is an old building. Now, its is a library... More 

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Trenton, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Librarians were very helpful, as I inquired about the art work and history of the library. I enjoyed the visit, but keep in mind, it is a library for the local patrons.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Worth checking out. Has everything a library should, plus it is a historic building with a great scrimshaw collection. And the Great Hall on the second floor is where Nantucketers used to hold town meetings and had many famous speakers like Frederick Douglas. No charge to see this great building in the heart of town.

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is such a great community resource from your standard fare of books, CD's, internet access but also offers lectures and a childrens program that is truely wonderful.

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Atheneum is a town treasure. The library is in an historic building, for one, including the Great Hall upstairs which is also a fine research facility. The staff is always accommodating and goes to great lengths to get a book, a CD, a movie, for you to enjoy.

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AckMom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A fabulous place for someone of any age. I go sometimes just to read the paper. Really a unique library and very nice!

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Cape Cod
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This isn't just another library. It is a gathering place for the town, a place for speakers, presentations, exhibits etc. Of course, you can browse through the books & find all kinds of unique old volumes, with island history abounding. But just to set in one of the antique chairs, looking at the portraits on the wall, and knowing how... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

As libraries go, this is by far one of the coolest I've been to. Gorgeous architecture and located in the center of downtown Nantucket makes for a must stop when you are touring the sights. It's a nice escape from the bustle of the streets and worth your time to peruse the shelves.

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cglex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This is a wicked cool library open to the public. It doesn't take long to tour and there are interesting painting, and other artwork and artifacts to view.

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Additional Information about Nantucket Atheneum

Address: Address: 1 India St, P.O. Box 808, Nantucket, MA 02554
Phone Number: 508-228-1110
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
Open Hours:
Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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