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“BEAUTIFUL!”
Review of Nantucket Atheneum

Nantucket Atheneum
Ranked #14 of 87 things to do in Nantucket
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Nantucket Atheneum is the public library for Nantucket, Massachusetts. The institution was formed in 1834 as a private, membership organization and became a public library in 1900. The Nantucket Atheneum offers free access to millions of books, films and music as well as over 1,000 programs for all ages year round. Our iconic building, built in 1846, is located in the heart of downtown and features art and artifacts important to the island's maritime history as the center of whaling. The library also provides a free wifi signal, computer access on the second floor and a beautiful, inviting garden.
Reviewed May 14, 2012

gorgeous old building, the most stunning library i have ever been in. sooo wonderful to see in todays world of kindles and nooks.

Thank vac613
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Reviewed April 14, 2012

It's the greatest, it's the latest, it's the library!

Thank MarylouiseMcgrath
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Reviewed March 14, 2012

fantastic building... you can feel the lure of sea captains..

Thank robert k
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Reviewed December 29, 2011

We used this library to read more about Nantucket and found several great books that we may eventually end up purchasing. The staff were incredibly nice and helpful.

Thank protectanimals
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Reviewed June 15, 2008

You can get WiFi on the steps if it's too warm inside. Nice staff, beautiful building.

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