Library Services

Chesterfield Public Library offers many services to residents of our community. All services are free and open to the public, including:

Inter-Library Loan:

Connection to most libraries in New Hampshire allowing for access to numerous titles and media. Requests can be made at the circulation desk and will be fulfilled within one to two weeks.

Large collection of local historical information. ancestry.com is available on library computers. The Chesterfield Historical Society welcomes inquiries as well. Please contact Neil Jenness at 363-8018 or niall@webryders.com.

Genealogy:
 
Information:

Librarians are available to assist you in finding printed or digital information about any subject, or we can direct you to the appropriate place to get that information.

Materials for Check-Out:

Residents who have a valid library card may check out books, audiobooks (CDs), DVDs (videos, movies, TV shows for people of all ages), games, puzzles, fishing poles and a telescope;  If there is an item that you would like and cannot find it in our library, we will get it for you within a week through our Inter-Library Loan (ILL) program.

 
Free Access to Computers and Internet:

Patrons may use the four computers at the library in half hour increments. Please refer to the Internet Policy or stop by the library circulation desk. Written parental permission is required for persons under 18 years of age.

Quiet Place:

Adults and children are welcome to relax in any one of a number of comfortable, clean, private and relaxing spaces; we have work tables, window benches and stuffed chairs waiting for you.  

Free Programs and Classes:

Children and adults will find a broad array of programs offered at different times during the day. The Library staff, our Trustees, and the Friends of the Library offer a wide variety of programs lasting from 1 to 2 hours. All programs are free and open to the public. You too may reserve the Library to host an event.

Free Research Tools and Databases:

The library offers a wide array of digital assets for your research; Ancestry.com is available for free at the library; EbscoHost.com offers many powerful tools for adult services, business resources, consumer health and children’s academic research. More information here.

Free Public Meeting Area:

Any resident or local group may make use of our meeting area. Please contact the Director if you wish to use the facility during non-business hours.

Free eBooks & AudioBooks:

Do you know the difference between these services? Do you know how to download either of them? Do you know how to pair devices to your vehicle’s audio system? Bring in your device or vehicle and we’ll show you! More information on downloadable books can be found here.

Free Home Delivery:

We will come to your home and drop off any of our materials if you are unable to come to the library (hurricanes, nor’easters and mud season may slow this service – if you’re a faker and get caught, you’ll mow and bale our back field.)

 
Story Time:

Pre-schoolers and their caregivers are encouraged to join us every Monday morning from 10:30-11:30 for a structured program aimed at building social and early literacy skills with your child. Age-appropriate stories, singing and activities will delight and educate children ages 2-5. All are welcome!

Book Clubs:

We will assist book clubs, public or private, to get access to books (printed or audio) through our Inter-Library Loan (ILL) program. The NH State Library also has a number of “Book Bags” (10+ copies of best sellers) that can be checked out for up to 6 weeks.  

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