Getting Started

The Atheneum makes it easy for you to find exactly what you’re looking for, whether it’s the latest bestselling book, new release on DVD, a collection of Nantucket photographs, job listings, your family’s ancestry or foreign language learning programs.

The main adult circulating collection of fiction, mysteries, nonfiction, biography, periodicals, audiobooks, DVDs and music CDs are located on the main floor. Adult science-fiction and adult graphic novels and young adult collections are on the second floor in the Great Hall. All children’s materials are located in the Weezie Library for Children, located on the east end of the first floor.

In addition to the collections housed in the Atheneum, library cardholders can borrow from the 1.4 million items available through CLAMS, our network of 34 libraries on Cape Cod and the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. The Nantucket Atheneum receives daily deliveries of requested titles from other CLAMS libraries.