In-Library Resources

Atheneum Special Historic Collection

Special collections of non-circulating books, manuscripts, log books and microfilms are located on the second floor in the Great Hall Reference Department. These collections are searchable through our catalog.

Manuscripts & Logs

The Atheneum houses a small but important collection of ships’ logs, journals, letters and other documents relating to Nantucket. Search manuscripts and logs.

The Atheneum Manuscripts & Logs Database is hosted on the Nantucket Historical Association website

Historic Newspapers

Our collection of Nantucket newspapers spans from 1816, the year that The Nantucket Gazette was first published, to today, with Nantucket’s weekly newspaper, The Inquirer and Mirror. We preserve original copies of these papers. All are available on microfilm for use in the library.