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Aquinnah Public Library


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The Aquinnah Public Library

The Aquinnah Public Library is located in the historic Red Schoolhouse building at 1 Church Street in Aquinnah. It is newly renovated by the town with the assistance of a grant through the Massachusetts Historic Commission. Come visit us in our bright and family-friendly space.

It is a goal of the Aquinnah Public Library to provide outstanding service to its users. Outstanding service means that staff are professional, courteous, and friendly. We will assist you in obtaining the materials, information and services you are seeking. We welcome you to the library and are pleased to serve you!

Library Cards:

The Aquinnah Public Library requires you to have a library card in order to borrow items and to use the public computers. It is easy to get a card! Staff will provide you with a short application and you will need a photo I.D and proof of residency (island and/or MA mailing address). Library cards are free for island residents, residents of the State of Massachusetts and island property owners/taxpayers. Non-residents will be charged $1.00 annually. Replacement cards are $1 each.

At the Aquinnah Public Library, we strive to provide a center of information and recreation for the residents of and visitors to The Town of Aquinnah. We maintain a current collection of print and audio-visual materials, including current DVDs. We offer public computers and a wireless access point. With generous sponsorship from the Friends of the Aquinnah Public Library, we are able to host many programs and events all year round.

For information on library programs, services and resources, contact us by phone 508-645-2314 during library hours, leave a message other times, or by email:

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Library Staff

Library Director:
Lisa Sherman

Library Associate:
Rosa Parker

Library Associate:
Barbara Lampson

Library Board of Trustees

Trustees: Martha Vanderhoop (Chair), Jean Lince and Betty Joslow.
The Library Trustees meet regularly, and are responsible for establishing library policy and directing the vision and long range plans of the library for the Town of Aquinnah. Scheduled and posted meetings are open to the public.

Comments about library policy and operation are encouraged, and may be submitted in writing to the Library Director or the Chair of the Library Board of Trustees.

Library Contact Information:

Phone 508-645-2314
Fax 508-645-2188
1 Church Street
Aquinnah MA 02535

Library Hours:

Tuesday and Thursday: 2pm – 7pm
Saturday: 10am – 4pm