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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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Charming Library

Housed in a carefully restored white clapboard house in the middle of downtown Barnstable, Sturgis Library is a delightful discovery on Cape Cod. Steeped in Cape history, its... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Alexandria, VA
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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Housed in a carefully restored white clapboard house in the middle of downtown Barnstable, Sturgis Library is a delightful discovery on Cape Cod. Steeped in Cape history, its various rooms house not only books but pictures and narrative accounts of the house and the town. The staff is professional and knowledgeable with a willingness to help users find information within... More 

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West Barnstable, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Totally beautiful library in a historic old building. Great programs for all ages, small gift shop section, friendly and welcoming childrens section. Gorgeous place.

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Laguna Beach, California, United States
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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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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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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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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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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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