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Public Library & Research Archive on Cape Cod

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Sturgis Library, a historic public library in the village of Barnstable, is dedicated to providing services and resources to meet the needs of a contemporary community while preserving and promoting Cape Cod history. The library:

  • Supports the lifelong pursuit of personal, vocational, cultural, and intellectual enrichment.
  • Fosters literacy, curiosity, and creativity in library users of all ages.
  • Promotes the free exchange of ideas and serves as a community meeting place.
  • Offers a gateway to emerging technologies and informational databases which enhance traditional resources.
  • Serves as a regional archive and research center for the study of Barnstable County, history, genealogy, and maritime culture.

Lucy Loomis, Library Director