Library Services

Chesterfield Public Library offers many free services to the public, including:

Audiobooks & eBooks
 

Audiobooks and ebooks are both available for cardholders to download through the NH State Library. 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.

Book Clubs
 

We will assist book clubs, public or private, to get access to books 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.

Computers and Internet:
 

Library users may use our computers provided they abide by our Internet Policy. Written parental permission is required for persons under 18 years of age. Wi-Fi is available at all hours in the library and in the library parking lot- the network name is CPL Patrons and the password is readingrocks. A cellphone charging station and grounded outlets are also available for visitor use inside the library.

Curbside and Home Delivery:
 

You can also request items for curbside pickup via our catalog. Provided the item is available, you will be able to pick it up at our front door (usually after a 24 hour turnaround period).

Don't get up! We will come to your home and drop off any of our materials if you are unable to come to the library. Contact the library if you want this service.

Inter-Library Loan:
 

If you are looking for an item that isn't in our collection, we can still help get it for you. Cardholders can ask a librarian to request books and media from other libraries. Requests can be made at the circulation desk and will typically be fulfilled within one to two weeks.

Library Spaces
 

Library users are welcome to relax in any of our comfortable, clean, and relaxing spaces; we have work tables, window benches and stuffed chairs waiting for you. We have a newly renovated children's area and a teen area.

Local History & Genealogy
 

We have a large collection of local historical information. Cardholders can access ancestry.com on library computers. Librarians are available to help you with your research questions. The Chesterfield Historical Society welcomes inquiries as well. Please contact Neil Jenness at 363-8018 or niall@webryders.com.

Materials for Check-Out:
 

Library cardholders may check out books, magazines, audiobooks, DVDs, games, puzzles, puppets, STEAM activity kits, and more. We are adding new materials to our collections all the time, so let us know if you have a suggestion.

Printing and Copying
 

Printing (from library computers), scanning to USB or email, and copying are available to library users, the cost for print and copy is 10¢ per page. We also have a fax machine available for a small fee. Librarians can assist you with your print and copy needs.

Programs and Classes:
 

Children and adults will find a broad array of in-person and virtual 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. To see what's happening at the library, please visit our events page. If you are interested in hosting an event at the library, contact the librarians at frontdesk@chesterfieldlibrary.org and please refer to our Use of Facilities Policy.

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.

Research and Databases
 

Librarians are happy to assist you in finding printed or digital information about any subject. The library also offers a wide array of digital assets for research - more information here.