Nesmith Library

Windham, New Hampshire

Library closed until further notice. Book drop is now open.

Stay Home, Read, Renew

Nesmith Library cardholders can access your account and many of our resources from home, without visiting the library! As long as your card is up to date and active, you can use the barcode and your PIN to log into our catalog, view Your Account, and access our variety of digital resources, from borrowing ebooks to doing research (see below)! Visit our Updates page to keep up with the latest library updates and access local and national information about COVID-19. You can also view our Health Resources page for in depth resources about the current situation and general health resources.

Renewing Items

Library items you have checked out will auto-renew unless a) they are from another library, or b) another patron has placed a hold on the item. During our temporary closure, items from other libraries do not need to be renewed even though your account will list them as overdue. No fines will accrue until after we reopen. Even when the library is open normally, we no longer charge overdue fines (except on the Too Hot to Hold collection, marked with a 7 Day sticker on the front cover, and those fines will be waived during our closure).

UPDATE: As of 5/18/2020, the book drop has been reopened. Staff are quarantining items in the building before we check them in, so your items will remain on your account for a few days after you return them. We are not accepting book donations at this time. If the book drop is full, please hold onto your items and return them another time. We will be emptying the drop as often as possible but we thank you for your patience.

Windham, NH residents can also sign up for a digital library card to access our resources without visiting the library! You can use this temporary digital card to borrow our variety of digital ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines. Your digital library card will expire in 30 days: please visit the library once we reopen to complete registration and receive your permanent card. To register online, visit this page of our catalog, and select the link at the top to register now. Email staff at if you need assistance setting up and using a digital library card, and for access to Hoopla once you have created a temporary digital card.

For more information about your library card, please visit our full Library Cards & Lending page.

Digital Reading


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Borrowing ebooks & other digital content is easy with your Nesmith Library card!

Your Nesmith Library card grants you access to a wide variety of digital collection materials through three primary services: Hoopla, CloudLibrary, and OverDrive (Libby). Visit our full Digital Reading page for instructions and further details! Visit our document with Seven Books from Seven Genres recommended by Nesmith Librarians and staff for each age group, all available all the time through Hoopla!

Also visit our Free Virtual Resources for Kids & Parents, and Free Virtual Resources for Young Adults for resources which do not require a library card to access.

 Digital Resources


Access a wide variety of research and general interest databases using your library card! The resources on our Databases page are all accessible from home.

Ancestry Library Edition is TEMPORARILY ACCESSIBLE FROM HOME: Log in with your library card barcode and PIN - Discover your unique family history! This resource includes billions of records from around the world, including U.S., U.K., and Canadian census and vital records, immigration and passport records, periodicals and books, photos, and more. Click here to log into our catalog with your library card barcode and PIN, to access Ancestry Library Edition!


  • Explora provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines, academic journals, and reference books.
  • NoveList will help you find your next great read, using genres and books you’ve enjoyed reading previously. Search up a favorite author, or learn why you really loved that multiple genre story, and search for similar reads you may not have found!
  • America’s Genealogy Bank, along with our other resources from NewsBank, open up genealogy and historical research sources using newspaper articles and archives across the nation.

 Also visit our Free Virtual Resources for Kids & ParentsFree Virtual Resources for Young Adults, and Free Virtual Resources for Adults for resources which do not require a library card to access.