The Island’s Unique Library

The Nantucket Atheneum—the island’s unique library—plays a vital year-round role in the Nantucket community.

Relying on both public and private financial support, the Atheneum provides something for everyone: a wide variety of cultural and educational services and events; an expansive collection of books, online databases, periodicals, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs; and access to 1.4 million items through the Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing (CLAMS) network.

Housing the abolitionist meetings of yesterday to the environmental film series of today, the Nantucket Atheneum continues to be a driving force on the island, responding to the ever-changing needs of the community.

Ensuring a high standard of excellence, the Nantucket Atheneum is certified by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) and is a member of the Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing (CLAMS) network.