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The Cotuit Library was founded in 1874 by the Cotuit Lyceum Society. Its first permanent home was in the present entrance room, a former school house built in 1830 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 the community, special fundraising and the Town of Barnstable. We are a member of the Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing (CLAMS) network and the Cape and Islands Inter-Library Association. 


Antonia Stephens - Director

Lenora Levine - Youth Services

Gus Aslanian - Programming, Technology & Outreach

Kathie Pratt - Cataloging

Melissa Cavill - InterLibrary Loan

Frances Bausman - Circulation

Diane Farry - Circulation

Laurie Hadley - Circulation

Valerie Morgan - Circulation

Lisa Nagel - Circulation

Gail Nemetz - Circulation

Linda Dalrymple - Substitute


The Cotuit Library relies on the service of a dedicated volunteer Board of Trustees who set library policy, ensure the financial strength of the library and engage tirelessly in fundraising efforts.

2018 Board of Trustees

MaryLee Halpin - President

Amy Gardner - Vice President

Kathy Spirtes - Secretary/Treasurer

David Reidy - Assistant Treasurer

AJ Ballou

Jim Canavan

Mike Creedon

Cindy Der Hagopian

Jay Entwistle

Deborah Haskell

Jan Scullin

Betsy Siggins


Cotuit Library Bylaws
CL Bylaws - 052317.pdf
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The library is committed to transparency in its practices and policies. If you are looking for information about a policy you do not see on our site, please contact us.