Ways to Connect While Distancing


Check out Town Department’s ideas for activities and ways to connect during this challenging time. Click here!


After careful consideration and in accordance with CDC-recommended and state-mandated  preventive actions regarding COVID-19, the Provincetown Public Library has decided to cancel this year’s Moby-Dick Marathon reading.  


This decision was made to support the safety, health, and wellness of our participants, our patrons, our staff, and the community as a whole during this uncertain time.  


While we are saddened that we won’t be able to continue with this year’s event, we hope to keep the Marathon alive in a different way.  We are looking for participants who would be willing to record themselves reading a passage and send us this recording so that we can make a mini-Marathon video to share!  This video can be taken using QuickTime, your phone, Screencast-O-Matic, or any other recording software with which you might be familiar.  


If you would like to participate, please contact Brittany Taylor at btayor@clamsnet.org for more information. 


Thank you to everyone for their continued support of the Provincetown Public Library!

Library Services You Can Access While the Library is Closed


Overdrive: Download eBooks, eAudiobooks, & more!


KanopyStream thousands of free movies, documentaries, foreign films, and more!


If you need help with your library card or PIN, please call us during regular business hours at (508-487-7094) or email us at araff@clamsnet.org.   Please allow for additional rings as calls are being forwarded!


Mondays & Fridays: 10 am – 5 pm

Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursdays: 10 am – 8 pm

Saturdays & Sundays: 1 pm – 5 pm



Don’t have a library card but want to use all of our great, free online resources?  Sign up for an eCard here.

Check out this curated list of fun things to do while you’re at home!  Click here!

The Crop Swap is still operating.  When we have Crop Swap items available they will be put out at Commercial street entrance door, weather permitting!

3/23/20: Order of the Governor - COVID-19 Essential Services


Governor Charlie Baker issued an emergency order requiring all businesses and organizations that do not provide “COVID-19 Essential Services” to close their physical workplaces and facilities to workers, customers and the public as of Tuesday, March 24th at noon until Tuesday, April 7th at noon. These businesses are encouraged to continue operations remotely.


To see the full order, click here.

Stay Informed!

For Provincetown’s COVID-19 updates, click here.


To sign up for Provincetown town-wide emergency alerts, click here.



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The Provincetown Public Library will be closed to the public until further notice.

Staff is available to answer your questions during our regular hours by phone (508-487-7094) or by email (araff@clamsnet.org). Please call us – we are here to help!  Please allow for additional rings as calls are being forwarded!


Mondays & Fridays: 10 am – 5 pm

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 10 am – 8 pm

Saturdays & Sundays: 1 pm – 5 pm


Holds & delivery have been suspended. Due dates have been extended & no fines will accrue on any library materials. Please hold on to your returns for now.

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About the Provincetown Library: 

Located downtown on Commercial Street, the Library is both a literal and metaphorical center of the Provincetown community, housing nearly 40,000 items, more than 30 works of art from the Town’s Art Collection, and the Rose Dorothea Schooner model.

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Contribute to the Library Gift Fund using your credit card online! The Library Gift Fund is maintained by the Provincetown Board of Library Trustees, and is used to pay our building’s mortgage each year. Your contribution brings us one step closer to paying off the $300,000 still owed for our gorgeous building.
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