Nesmith Library

Windham, New Hampshire

Library Cards & Lending

Do you have a library card?

Anyone owning property or living in the Town of Windham is eligible for a library card without charge.  Visit the library, fill out a simple registration card, and we will make a card for you while you wait (or browse)!

Your Library Card will not expire; every three years we verify your address and telephone number, and update our records, if necessary.

A Non-Resident Card is available for $75.00 per year.

A Library Card MUST be presented to check out items.  


Books, magazines, music CDs,  DVDs,  and audio books may be checked out for two weeks.  You may renew these items online, in person, or by telephone up to four times, if no one has put a hold on them.  150+ magazines and a dozen newspapers are found in the library's reading area.  Please note that the most recent issue of each magazine does not check out until the next issue arrives.

Reference materials do not check-out, but must be used within the Library.


Fines and Charges

The Library is always more interested in having items returned than assessing fines.  Overdue notices are sent periodically to encourage return and to reduce cardholders' fines.

A fine of 5 cents per day per item is charged on overdue materials, up to a maximum of $2.00 per item.  Museum passes and interlibrary loans, which have a $1.00 per day fine, no maximum.  eDevice fines are $1.00 per day for Kindles and $10.00 per day for the Nooks and iPads.

Replacement costs plus a $3.50 processing fee will be charged for lost or damaged items.

Fines may be paid online by credit card.  A $2.00 service fee will be added to all online credit card payments.  (Credit cards may not be used to pay fines in the library at the Check-Out Desk; payment is restricted to online transactions only).