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Nantucket Atheneum

Nantucket, MA

Address: 1 India Street
Mail: PO Box 808
Nantucket, Massachusetts
United States

County: Nantucket View map of all libraries in Nantucket County.

Phone: 508-228-1110

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Library details: Nantucket Atheneum is a Public library.
This library is affiliated with Nantucket Atheneum (view map) . The collection of the library contains 49,158 volumes. The library circulates 156,286 items per year. The library serves a population of 10,172 residents .

Other Info: Nantucket Titles: With over 700 titles and growing, from de Crevecour’s 1782 description of the Island in Letters from an American Farmer to Nat Philbrick’s In the Heart of the Sea, we strive to maintain the best collection of printed material about the island and its inhabitants. Our collection of Nantucket newspapers dates back to 1816, the year of the publication of The Nantucket Gazette and continues today with Nantucket’s weekly newspaper the Inquirer and Mirror. Thirty-six of the newspapers existed in the interim. We preserve original copies of these papers, and have all of them available on microfilm for use in the Atheneum. The Atheneum has a small but important collection of ship’s logs, journals, letters and other documents relating to Nantucket. Look for our manuscript database online soon. The original Atheneum building and collection of books and museum objects burned in the Great Fire of 1846. Only a few books out in circulation at the time survived. On the second floor of the Atheneum in the Great Hall you can see and read a selection of the books that were on the Nantucket Atheneum shelves in the nineteenth century. Catalogs of the library’s holding published in 1841, 1883, and 1900 helped us sample this fascinating library that nourished the intellect of our isolated community in the last half of the nineteenth century.

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Administration: The director of the library is B. F. Jewell .

Organizational structure: This is a publicly funded and managed library.

See also: Directory of Public Libraries in the United States

See also: Directory of Public Libraries in Massachusetts

Statistics Public
Service Population 10,172Residents
Collection size49,158volumes
Annual Circulation156,286transactions
Technology Profile
Product NameYear Contracted
Current Automation SystemKoha -- ByWater Solutions2022
Previous Automation SystemSierra2013
Previous Automation SystemMillennium2002
Previous Automation SystemDRA1991
Discovery InterfaceAspen Discovery -- ByWater Solutions2022
Previous Discovery InterfaceEncore2016
The library participates in the shared automation system provided by the Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing (view map)
Identifiers ID5604
OCLC SymbolRZ4
WorldCat Registry ID11266

Record History: This listing was created on Jan 24, 2002 and was last modified on Mar 25, 2023.

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Nantucket Atheneum
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