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Sturgis Library

Address: 6A, Barnstable, MA
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Ranked #6 of 17 Attractions in Barnstable
Type: Historic Sites, Libraries, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Libraries, Cultural
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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English first
Barnstable, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
9 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
17 helpful votes 17 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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