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Provincetown Library

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Address: 356 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657-2322
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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Peaceful space in hectic town

The library offers stunning architecture, both inside and out. The array of books is surprising for a small town. There is ample space for sitting and reading and escaping the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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New York, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The library offers stunning architecture, both inside and out. The array of books is surprising for a small town. There is ample space for sitting and reading and escaping the bustle of Commercial Street. And by all means, don't miss the amazing ship "model" that the second floor is literally built around.

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Thank BartGNYC
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Always find libraries helpful for this technology-challenged guy, but the PTown library takes first prize, as far as I'm concerned......AND the second floor sailing vessel is not to be missed, along with the view up there....

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Thank ralph f
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Whether you are into libraries and reading books or not it's definitely worth a stop in for the history and visual! No dogs allowed though!!

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Thank Kim N
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beautifully restored, this library has a good selection of materials plus access to the entire cape library system for inter-library loans. There's a schooner on the second floor (yes, really!) that tourists love to visit. I love to read looking out at the bay.

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Thank Katherine A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

By chance I visited P Towns Library. With all honesty I was told by a local, that it was ok to use the public restroom there. However I found myself wanting to stay awhile. This library is very welcoming. There is an extra large pirate ship this actually runs through the centre of the library. If I had time I... More 

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Thank Dean D
Oakhurst, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Go upstairs and just trust me on this. Just do it and you'll walk outta there with a smile and how did they do that?

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Thank Northshore52
Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unless you just really love books then you may want to make this a quick visit but you definitely have to stop in and see what's on the second floor. Take the elevator or stairs to the third floor first though and peek down. Even if you only have five minutes just stop in and see it!

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Long Island, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Building has been under construction for years and finally opened. A stunning nautical library with beautiful views of the town. And there's a nice surprise inside. Must see!!

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Westfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located about in the middle of Commercial St., this is not your typical library. How many libraries can say that they have a ship that spans two floors sitting in the middle of the library? Well, this one does. In addition to the standard library items, there stands a ½ size replica of the whaling schooner, the Rose Dorothea, which... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This architecturally stunning and historical building houses a functioning library as well a half-scale model of the fishing schooner Rose Dorothea. A nice place to take in the local history, get in from the heat, and attend story-time.

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