The Nesmith Library advances knowledge and promotes
literacy, lifelong learning, and the love of reading by providing exceptional
services and materials in a variety of formats and technologies. Our mission is
to inspire, empower, and enrich the lives of readers of all ages; to be a space
where the community comes together to share ideas; and to promote and defend
Adopted January 10, 2012
The Mission of the Nesmith Library is to provide access
to informational, educational, cultural, and recreational library materials and
services in a variety of formats and technologies; to be responsive to the
public library needs of the community; and to support the principle of
intellectual freedom as a foundation of a free society.
Adopted November 13, 2001
We hope you will come in to use some or all of the
The staff of the library will do its best to help you find the answers to your information
needs. These may range from the NADA Used Car Guide to resources for your next research paper. If we cannot find the answer for you here, we will try other sources including the New Hampshire State Library. Often patrons are surprised at the number of resources available right here in their own public library.
If you're an Internet user, you may want to try some Search Engines
included in this homepage. Many library homepages offer "favorite web sites."
Click on Favorites, to try the
Nesmith Library's list. When you use the Internet for information, keep in mind the author or creator of the
information (is it authoritative, reliable?), and note the most recent update if available.
If the title you want is not available at the Nesmith Library, you may request the item to be
loaned from another library. Just leave your request at the Circulation desk. Keep in mind
that your book may not arrive for several days to a few weeks. Usually the wait is short if
the book is available in New Hampshire. Please let us know is you have time for an
"out-of-state" search, which we are happy to do, but which may take several weeks.
Story Hours and Children's Services
Check out our Children's Room page to find out about Story Hours,
and books and fun for children!
Public Internet Access
Eight public Internet computer stations may used on a drop-in basis. Patrons are asked to read the Library's
Internet Use Policy when they log into their work
station. Printing from the computers is available at 10¢
per page which helps to defray the cost of ink cartridges and paper.
The Library provides a coin-operated copy machine, Federal, New Hampshire, and
Massachusetts Non-Resident Tax Forms, scanner, and
public use computers (with Microsoft Office 2003) and printer, and
microfilm/fiche machine with printer. Also available are computers and
software for teens generously donated by the Friends of the Library of Windham
For a quick listing of general library
services available, look at our online library Bookmark!
of delayed opening or closing due to inclement weather, check WMUR-TV or
WMUR.com for information.