local Libraries

Falmouth Public Library
300 Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540

East Falmouth Library

310 East Falmouth Highway

East Falmouth, MA 02536


North Falmouth Library

6 Chester Street

North Falmouth, MA 02556



West Falmouth Library

575 West Falmouth Highway

West Falmouth, MA 02574


Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing  ( CLAMS ) is a network which serves all the libraries on the Cape and the Islands.

Mashpee Public Library

64 Steeple Street

Mashpee, MA 02649


Jonathan Bourne Public Library

​19 Sandwich Road

​Bourne, MA 02532


Family History Centers*

P.O. Box 2107, East Falmouth, MA 02536 - Barnstable County 

Franklin Family History Center

91 Jordan Road

Franklin, MA 02038


Open: ​Tuesday from 9:30am-2:30pm & 7:00pm-8:30pm

             Thursday from 9:30am-2:30pm & 7:00pm-8:30pm

             Saturday from 9:00am-12:30pm


North Dartmouth Family History Center

400 Cross Road

Dartmouth, MA 02747


Open: Wednesday, 1st & 3rd  from 10:00am-2:00pm

             Saturday from 10:00am-2:00pm

             Friday from 6:30pm-9:30pm

Special Collection Materials

Local Native Americans

Portugal and Azores

Arcadian/French Canadians

Sturgis Library Family History Center

3090 Main Street

Barnstable, MA 02630



Hours of Operation

             Monday & Wednesday from 10:00am-6:00pm

             Tuesday from 1:00pm-8:00 pm

             Thursday & Friday from  10:00am-5:00pm

             Saturday from 10:00am-4:00pm

Special Collection Materials

NEHGS Register

Connecticut Families 1600 - 1800

Rhode Island Families 1600 - 1800

Irish Household Indexes

18 CD sets of various interest

Hingham Family History Center

379 Gardner Street

Hingham, MA 02043


Open: Thursday & Saturday from 9:00am-2:00pm

             Wednesday from 6:00pm-9:00pm

Special Collection Materials

Index to Irish Births 1864 - 1881

US Vital Records

British Vital Records

Warwick RI Family History Center

1000 Narragansett Parkway

Warwick, RI 02888


Open: Tuesday & Saturday from 10:00am-2:00pm

             Wednesday from 9:30am-9:00pm

Special Collection Materials

Many records and films on permanent loan for Ireland, Italy and France.

*These centers are all within a one-hour drive from Falmouth