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Provincetown Library

356 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657-2322
+1 508-487-7094
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LOVE the LIBRARY

such an important part of the Provincetown community; interesting history and exhibits; also a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jean M
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New York City, New York
History of Provincetown. Amazing Old building.

Its not too often someone would insist you GO TO THE LIBRARY when on vacation; Til NOW. If you have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
servicefoodie
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Cotuit, Massachusetts
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“second floor” (94 reviews)
“rose dorothea” (32 reviews)
“scale model” (23 reviews)
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356 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657-2322
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"scale model"
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"beautiful building"
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"half size"
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"inside the building"
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"book sale"
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"big surprise"
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"architectural gem"
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"former church"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

such an important part of the Provincetown community; interesting history and exhibits; also a quiet place to read and get off the busy Commercial Street.

Thank Jean M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Its not too often someone would insist you GO TO THE LIBRARY when on vacation; Til NOW. If you have the chance you really should take a few hours and explore this wonderful building. A true Landmark. So many things to look at, explore and...More

Thank servicefoodie
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The multi-purpose historic edifice at 356 Commercial Street; its most recent iteration as the Public Library right in the middle of town is a feature unable to be missed if visiting the outermost part of the Cape. The Provincetown Public Library is a great cultural...More

Thank LauraMontgomeryUSA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

And there's a half-size fishing schooner inside! We stopped in for the marathon Herman Melville reading and enjoyed the visit. Plus bought a used book on the way out!

Thank abecedarius
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a surprise to walk into a library and find a sailing ship in the middle of the room. It was also a REALLY nice library worthy of a visit even if you don’t intend to read a book.

Thank Thomas M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I actually come here just to use the free restroom- helpful especially because of how crowded downtown can get. I am unaware of the restrooms hours of operation.

Thank TaylorMarie M
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

This is an awesome place to go in P-town! Great quiet place to relax and personal work or just to check out some great books!

Thank jeffwells0891
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Wonderful alcoves to read or write throughout the library. Treasure trove of books and a large ship on the second floor

Thank rosannoni
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

This building began life as a church in 1860 for the fishing fleet people who lived here at that time, It was they who for whatever reason installed the replica of the Rose Dorothea sailing ship weighing 108 tons. I suggest you Google Rose Dorothea...More

Thank simon m
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

Visited the library, and the outside is very historical, having been recently renovated. The inside is extremely quiet. The book collection is very small, and there was only one computer open for public use.

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dossi26
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Response from LauraMontgomeryUSA | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is a public free library. I have never paid for admission. I think there is a donation box. I attended a May poetry reading with refreshments gratis. They also supply free or reduced museum admission.
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