The Cotuit Library

871 Main Street
Cotuit, MA 02635


Mission Statement:

The general purpose of the Cotuit Library is to make available to all members of the Community any books, materials and information which will help them to become well informed, to decide important questions, to educate and to enjoy leisure.


The Cotuit Library was founded by the Cotuit Lyceum Society. Its first permanent home was in the present entrance room, a former school house built in 1820 and acquired for the library in 1894. Through the years the following expansions have allowed the collection to grow: the Guy Lowell addition in 1901, the Richard Gallagher addition in 1963, and the Kirkman Extension (Phillip Minervino, Architect) in 1977.

The library is owned and managed by the Cotuit Library Association with contributions from its members, special fundraising, and the Town of Barnstable. We are a member of the Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing (CLAMS) network, the South East Massachusetts Library System, and the Cape and Islands Inter-Library Association.

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