The Nesmith Library offers over 90,000 titles for your information and
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!
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, NashuaTelegraph, 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
NewsBank. EbscoHost 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.
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 Street.com Ratings' Guide to Life, Health and Annuity Insurers,
Standard and Poor's Outlook, the Wall Street
Journal, and Investors' Business Daily.
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 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!
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.
of delayed opening or closing due to inclement weather, check WMUR-TV or
WMUR.com for information.