Cape Cod Collection
This collection includes fiction and non-fiction books, manuscripts, scrapbooks, and documents pertaining to the history and happenings of Cape Cod.
The library maintains a Local Authors collection and we welcome additions.
The Local Authors collection is developed and maintained to promote a culture of reading, writing, and creativity and to allow local authors and illustrators to share their work.
A local author is a person who lives in Mashpee or who has ties to the area that are evident in his or her work. The staff librarians will decide whether an author’s work is appropriate for the Local Authors collection.
Materials added to the collection are donated, not purchased. Frequently, these works are self-published and may be presented in formats that we do not normally collect (for example, spiral binding). They can be checked out locally or requested by patrons from other libraries. We can accept one copy for this collection; if additional copies are donated, we cannot guarantee they will be added to the collection.
The library staff are committed to providing library patrons with up-to-date materials in good condition. In some instances, shelf space is limited and staff must make adjustments to the collection to meet community interests. We cannot guarantee that a local authors’ works will be held indefinitely in the collection.
Native American Collection
The Library has a range of historical, literary, and other resources relating to the Wampanoag Tribe, and Native Americans, including books, DVDs, and Reference materials. Certain items in the collection are designated as Reference materials and must be viewed at the library.