Provincetown Public Library


Located downtown on Commercial Street, the Provincetown Public Library is both a literal and metaphorical center of the Provincetown community. It houses nearly 40,000 items, more than 30 works of art from the Town’s Art Collection, and a full-size Rose Dorothea Schooner model. The library building itself is stunning and so are the views of Provincetown Harbor from the top floors of the library! The building which is now the Provincetown Public Library was originally a church that was built in 1860. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.

Looking for more great spots to explore in Provincetown? Be sure to check out MacMillan Pier, The Lobster Pot, Pilgrim Monument, Wood End Light, and Race Point Lighthouse!


Historic Specs

  • Opened: 1860
  • Original function: Church
  • Architect(s): Unknown
  • Year added to NRHP: 1975
  • NRHP number: 75000247
  • Status: Public
  • Admission cost: Free


  • Address: 356 Commercial St
  • Town: Provincetown
  • State: Massachusetts
  • GPS: Lat 42.05352 Lng -70.18441
  • Parking notes: Parking in Provincetown is very limited, especially in the summer. The largest parking lot can be found a few hundred feet from the library at MacMillan Pier. Parking in this lot is $3.50 per hour $35 maximum in 24 hours. There are also some metered parking spots off Commercial Street.
  • Parking directions: HERE
  • Location directions: HERE


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