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Address: 6A, Barnstable, MA
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Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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History Blended with Books Galore

This is the oldest housed library in America-mid 1600's. Love the historical wing (you have to sign in to go to that part) and all the model ships plus bonus historical pieces... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
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Laguna Beach, California, United States
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Laguna Beach, California, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This is the oldest housed library in America-mid 1600's. Love the historical wing (you have to sign in to go to that part) and all the model ships plus bonus historical pieces around. Bright light airy and two floors of books. A book lover and history lover's dream spot.

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warwick, rhode island
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The Sturgis Library is a lovely old building that has seen a lot of changes over the years. Lots of additions and renovations but the original feel and historical significance is still very obvious. It's wonderful to just walk slowly around and take in all the lovely paintings, furniture and ambiance. A great place to find a book, do some... More 

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Barnstable, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Visit the Sturgis Library where you will find not only a fabulous collection of books, but an extensive collection for genealogy research, art, craft, children's reading and movies. The staff is so well-versed and helpful. Stop in!

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Barnstable, Massachusetts
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63 reviews 63 reviews
9 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Sturgis Library, located in the oldest building housing a public Library in the country is noted for it's extensive research materials tracing families with roots or ties to Cape Cod. It also has a vast library on maritime history and the fishing and whaling industries that sustained the Cape's economy for several generations. With a large selections of books of... More 

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Cape Cod
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This library is a treasure. Not only is it historic, but it is quaint, vibrant and helpful. It has a special geneological area. It often has lectures available for the community.

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Bellingham, Massachusetts, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We were able to access what we needed at the library to plan our hiking day! The computers were available to us!

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Akron, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Loved the Sturgis Library, which has all the modern library amenities combined with an old, colorful history (it has a possible claim to being the (or one of) the oldest in the country.

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