Learn About the Mashpee Library


About Mashpee – Community Description

With a population of 14,006, Mashpee occupies roughly 27 square miles in southeastern Massachusetts. Situated on the southwest end of Cape Cod, Mashpee was incorporated in 1870.  The town has a rich cultural heritage and is home of the Wampanoag Nation, the Native American tribe which met the Pilgrims at Plymouth. With over five miles of oceanfront beaches and four of the largest fresh water ponds on Cape Cod, Mashpee is known for its natural beauty and conservation lands. In the New England tradition, Mashpee is governed through Town Meeting, aided by a Town Manager, elected boards, and volunteer committees.

In 2010, a newly constructed Mashpee Public Library opened its doors in a 22,000 square foot building. The new building replaced the existing Library, built in 1987. Visit our History page for more information about the history of the Mashpee Library.


The Mashpee Public Library is a busy place and true community center. The environmentally friendly, LEED certified building is a welcoming spot for Library users to stop in and browse.


Mission Statement

The Mashpee Public Library promotes life-long learning, discovery, enrichment, and civic engagement through materials, technology, and experiences. By serving a diverse population, the Mashpee Public Library facilitates access to information, the love of learning, and the building of community.

Adopted by the Mashpee Public Library Board of Trustees – September 11, 2012.

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