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Provincetown Library

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Address: 356 Commerical St, Provincetown, MA 02657
Phone Number: 508-487-7094
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Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Perfect for all ages, with areas set aside for youngsters (they need to accompany adults if adults are to use items). Some of the finest views in town, definitely the best kids... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfect for all ages, with areas set aside for youngsters (they need to accompany adults if adults are to use items). Some of the finest views in town, definitely the best kids place.

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Thank BlaineDB
Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Friendly helpful staff- nice selection of videos and of course books. Computers available. Check out the view from the second floor.

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Thank RNMBAJD
Saskatchewan Canada
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Beautiful library with 2 surprises! Go to the 3rd floor at sunset to enjoy a colorful display of light over the harbour. Then stop at the 2nd floor, who knew you could house a ship in a library! Don't miss it!

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Miami Beach, Florida
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51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

This place is located on Commercial Street slightly East of the center. It is housed in a historic building. As a short time visitor you may go in and ask for free internet access see the exhibitions of art work and peruse reading materials. As a longer term visitor you can apply for a visitors' library card @ USD30 +... More 

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Thank MiamiMimi
Boston, Massachusetts
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93 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

If you walk in here thinking you are just visiting a library, you will continue through with ever-widening eyes. The ground floor has library stuff - books, computers, etc. The second floor has children's books - and a ship. Just go see it. The third floor has wonderful views of the harbor and wharves and comfortable seating to read or... More 

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Thank whaleboy1
Bagneres-de-Bigorre, France
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

As a visitor you might not think the local library would be of interest. But go inside and upstairs and you will be surprised to find a half scale replica of a schooner, the Rose Dorothea. This was constructed here when the building was a museum and when converted to a library, this was created round the schooner as it... More 

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Thank Ian S
cape cod
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

You just have to go inside to see the 1/3 scale boat, reconstructed inside. It is a brilliant work, with the building constructed around it.

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Thank drmallard
Halifax, Canada
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273 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We went to a free concert (Celebration of Life) here in September and were very impressed with the inclusiveness of all denominations, people, ages, etc. Keep up the great work!

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Thank shepherd35
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

Please visit this wonderful little library! The treat inside is delightful. For a second treat check out the old card catalog cabinet on the second floor! Fun and whimsical!

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Thank Lisa D
Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I was there to do a reading – the room was among the best library special event rooms I've seen and the library itself looked excellent, with interesting interactive displays. But the room was extremely hot, which made us all glad to leave when our hour was up....

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