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Provincetown Library

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Escape the heat and the rain!

Whether you've been browsing the shops all day under the sun or needing to seek shelter from a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John K
Brooklyn, New York
What a surprise to find a ship in the library!

We stopped in the Chamber of Commerce to chat and get some suggestions. What nice people and they... read more

Reviewed December 22, 2018
Jeff C
Vernon, Connecticut
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356 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657-2322
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether you've been browsing the shops all day under the sun or needing to seek shelter from a summer squall, the library is a great place to cool down and dry off. This place has nice, clean public restrooms, AC, comfy chairs, and more than...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank John K
Reviewed December 22, 2018

We stopped in the Chamber of Commerce to chat and get some suggestions. What nice people and they really know their town! They suggested stopping in at the library to see the Rose Dorothea scale model on the second floor. It was very impressive and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jeff C
Reviewed December 5, 2018

Wonderful library. The librarian spent a lot of time telling us about the surprise on the 2nd floor as well as the history and culture of the area.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank itwasfunwhileitlaste
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Hard to believe but they actually built a ship on the second floor .... it’s a must see in PTown. This is a great place to stay abreast of your periodicals ... they have a large selection of newspapers and magazines. The staff is friendly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 881rona
Reviewed November 3, 2018

We visited Provincetown in October and while there visited this library on the main street (Commercial). It was very nice and the staff were very helpful. Would recommend stopping in if you have the time (we used the computer to connect with our local library...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Edward2651
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Don't do too much research on this - just go in, take the elevator to the top, and enjoy the surprise. And the view.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 597mollyk
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Yes there is a ship in this Library. You got to see it to believe it. Just a short stay but it is free and amazing.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Victor D
Reviewed October 24, 2018

What a beautiful library space!! Lots of space for guest readings and wonderful displays of local history.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ChemTch
Reviewed October 14, 2018

What a special place! A great mix of old and new. Spent a fun 90 minutes listening to authors reading excerpts from their books. Loved it

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Judith S
Reviewed October 11, 2018

it is a very small town but beautiful, all the Architect is Vitorian and the Commercial St. is full of shops and restaurant, very beautiful.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Papar L
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May 24, 2018|
Response from LauraMontgomeryUSA | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is a public free library. I have never paid for admission. I think there is a donation box. I attended a May poetry reading with refreshments gratis. They also supply free or reduced museum admission.