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Nesmith Library

Windham, NH  03087

Nesmith Library Resources


The Collection

The Nesmith Library offers over 90,000 titles for your information and enjoyment.

The entire collection is now on the OPAC - the Online Patron Access Catalog. You can search the OPAC by title, author, keyword, subject, series, or combination of these terms. You can generate booklists and print them for your convenience. Please ask for assistance if you need help using this new tool. Keep in mind that we all had to learn to use it, so please ask! In addition, you can access the library's OPAC from home!

Reference Collection

The Reference Room is in the center of the Adult Services area and offers both very old and very new materials. You can find health and consumer information, business, investment and genealogical resources, old Windham Town Reports, and encyclopedias. The Children's Reference collection also includes encyclopedias, almanacs, and wildlife information. Because reference materials should be kept as current as possible, tend to be expensive, and include items that are out-of-print and/or irreplaceable, they must be used within the library.

Newspapers and Periodicals

You will find nearly 200 periodical titles ready for your enjoyment, along with 15 local and national newspapers, at the Nesmith Library. Titles such as Cooking Light, Fortune, Health, Hemmings, and Newsweek are among the many magazines you might like to check out. The Boston Globe, Eagle Tribune, Nashua Telegraph, Wall Street Journal, the Registry Review, and more are included in the newspaper collection. The magazines are displayed in a pleasing and easy-to-view fashion. The current issue is on display, and may be used within the library. Past issues are stored behind the display shelf for easy access and may be checked out for two weeks.  Just lift up the display shelf to access these issues.

Four excellent sources of serial information are available through EbscoHost, and NewsBankEbscoHost includes several databases, such as Searchasaurus, an animated interface for children gathering information on a wide range of topics, and Academic Search Premier which offers scholarly journal access. Find consumer health and business databases, a special middle school search engine, and more. NewsBank contains full-text articles from newspapers across the country, as well as historical newspaers.  Check these Online Databases next time you need to do a research paper, or for any information need. If you hold a Nesmith Library card, you can have access to  NewsBank, EbscoHost, and several other databases from your home computer! Next time you are in the Library, ask for the access codes and passwords.


Chinese Collection

To serve Windham's residents of Asian background, the library offers nearly 375 titles in the Chinese language.

Business Resources

The library tries to maintain current business resources offering information of interest to those following stocks and mutual funds, for business people, new business start-ups, and employment. Morningstar and ValueLine enjoy heavy usage. (Morningstar is available online as well as in print.) Additional business and investment resources include Barron's, The Ratings' Guide to Life, Health and Annuity Insurers, Standard and Poor's Outlook, the Wall Street Journal, and Investors' Business Daily.

College Information

The Nesmith Library has both circulating and non-circulating materials for high school students and adult learners returning to academia. Guide books (such as Petersen's Guides) may be borrowed. Information about scholarships, both national and local is available. On the Web, you may find Preparing Your Child for College, 2000 edition, of interest. In addition, check out our College Bound page for some great Internet sites.

Health and Consumer Information

Patrons expect current information in these areas. If we cannot guide you to what you need within the library, we will attempt to get the information elsewhere. In the Reference area you will find current medical dictionaries, prescription and non-prescription drug information, and consumer guides to products and automobiles. There are additional materials that circulate. Periodicals such as Popular Photography and Consumer Reports can be searched by using EBSCO to locate the most recent articles on the product you wish to investigate. Other periodicals such as Health and Prevention are popular, also.


The library's collection of music CD-ROMS has grown to over 2200 titles, from Children's favorites to jazz, country, rock, classical, Broadway tunes and more!

Audio Books

Audio books for adults, young adults, and children have gained in popularity in the past few years. Patrons use them while commuting, gardening, exercising, camping or just while doing errands.Over 2000 fiction and non-fiction adult and young adult titles are available on CDs, from Sue Grafton's "B" is for Burglar to Norman Vincent Peale's The Power of Positive Thinking,  Dan Brown's The DaVinci Code to J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. In addition, over 400 juvenile audio books are available as we. We welcome your comments on this and any suggestions for the library collection and services!

Downloadable Audiobooks and eBooks

Not only are books available on CDs, but they can now be downloaded from the library's website : NH Downloadable Audiobooks. Download eBooks as well, to your Kobo, Nook, Kindle, or other device.


There are many unusual titles available. The library's collection of DVDs for both children and adults has grown to over 3800 titles.  DVDs circulate for two weeks.

In case of delayed opening or closing due to inclement weather, check WMUR-TV or for information.

Calendar Internet Research Favorite Websites Web Search Engines
Business Resources Museum Passes Genealogy Just for Fun College Bound
FLOW Services Resources NH Government Nesmith History
Library Newsletter Windham Schools Salem High Town of Windham Library Information
Windham Info Website
     Index to the Windham Independent 1969 -           Windham Vital Records 1887 -  

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