Stores & Services

There is one bank in Woods Hole, the Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank. It is at the other end of Water Street from the MBL. There is also an ATM machine next to the Woods Hole Market. In addition, there are several banks (Citizens, TD Bank, Bank of America, etc.) in Falmouth. If you are a foreign national, only TD Bank at 249 Worcester Court will allow you to open a bank account.

Grocery stores

  • Woods Hole Market, next to campus, offers a wide range of basic groceries, cleaning supplies, fresh produce, deli counter, hot and cold sandwiches, bakery goods, and a good selection of over-the-counter drugs and sundries.
  • Windfall Market, 5 miles from campus, is located at 77 Scranton Avenue, Falmouth.
  • Super Stop & Shop, 5.3 miles from campus, is located at 20 Teaticket Highway, Falmouth.
  • Shaw’s Supermarket, 5.5 miles from campus, is located at 137 Teaticket Highway, Falmouth.
  • Wonderful weekly farmer’s market in downtown Falmouth every Thursday ( on Main Street, near the Public Library.

Laundry facilities, which take credit card/debit card ONLY are available on the ground floor of Swope, in the basements of Ebert Hall and the Brick Apartments, and in Pilot House located near the cottages. It is suggested you bring your own detergent, but coin-operated detergent vending machines are located in all laundry rooms. Change is available at the main desk in Swope.


  • CVS Pharmacy with 24 hour service, 5.3 miles from MBL, is located at 105 Davis Straits (508-540-4307)
  • Rite-Aid Pharmacy, 4.5 miles from MBL, is located at 520 Main Street (508-495-2991)

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For transportation into Falmouth, see seasonal trolley service at