Library Cards and Borrowing
What are the Library's Hours?
Main Library Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday & Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Upcoming Holidays when the library will be closed:
Monday, October 8, 2012 - Columbus Day
Sunday, November 11, 2012 - Veteran's Day
Monday, November 12, 2012 - Veteran's Day (observed)
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 (closing at 5:30)
Thursday, November 22, 2012 - Thanksgiving
Monday, December 24, 2012 - Christmas Eve
Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - Christmas Day
Monday, December 31, 2012 (closing at 3pm)
Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - New Year's Day
Monday, January 21, 2013 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, February 18, 2013 - President's Day
Sunday, March 31, 2013 - Easter
Saturday, May 25, 2013 - Memorial Day Weekend
Sunday, May 26, 2013 - Closed Sundays for Summer
Monday, May 27, 2013 - Memorial Day
Where is the library located?
View the Location and Directions Information
How may I contact the library?
Library Cards and Borrowing Policies
- By Telephone:
|Circulation (Main Desk)
|General Adult & Business Services [Reference]
| Books by Mail
- By Mail:
Nashua Public Library
2 Court Street
Nashua, NH 03060-3465
*Special note for genealogical/obituary questions.
-- Please include the following information:
-- person's town of residence
-- year & month of death (& date, if available)
-- your postal address
- By E-Mail:
Submit a question via email.
You may also email us directly at one of the following:
General Adult Services (Reference Desk) firstname.lastname@example.org
Children's Services email@example.com
Circulation Department firstname.lastname@example.org
Music, Art, & Media email@example.com
Technical Services firstname.lastname@example.org
Is printing available at the library?
Yes. You can print from library computers. Prints are $.15 per black and white page and $.25 per color page.
Remote access to the printers is also available. You can print wirelessly from your computer or mobile device by navigating to www.printspots.com/nashua/webprint. Remote print jobs will be held for 36 hours.
May I type a document with word-processing software?
Yes. Microsoft Word is available on the computers in the Reference Services Department.
May I access the Internet and check Email?
Yes. Most Internet access is in the Winer Room in
the Music/Art/Media Department on the lower level. The
Children's, Young Adult, and
General Adult Services Departments
also have Internet access
stations. There is a limit of 1 hour per day per user for Internet
access, which can be extended in 15-minute increments if not all stations
are in use.
Young Adults ages 12 to 17 may use filtered Internet in the Young Adult
Room or at the Homework Computers. To use unfiltered Internet access in other
areas of the library, Young Adults ages 12 to 17 must have signed permission
from a parent or legal guardian. Children 11 and younger may use filtered
Internet Access in the Children's Room.
See the Computer Use Policy for further
May I search online databases for articles
or other information?
Yes. Internet access stations provide access to many electronic databases. The databases contain magazine and newspaper articles, complete encyclopedias, standardized and professional test preparation,
and career, company, government, genealogy,
and other information. Assistance in using these databases is available in
General Adult Services Department. NPL cardholders may
access many databases from computers located outside the library.
May I use a diskette, CD, or USB flash drive
with your computers?
On stations that offer both word processing and Internet access,
you can use diskettes, CDs, or USB flash drives. You can save
files from electronic databases, Microsoft
Office, the Internet or email. You can purchase diskettes
for $1.00, CDRs for $1.00, CDRWs for $2.00, and USB flash
drives for $10.00 in the Reference Department.
Does the library have software that can be checked out?
The library has no collection of circulating
software. Some books contain software that may be checked out along with
What other programs are available on public
Microsoft Exce, Power Point, and Publisher are available
on computers in the General Adult Services,
Children's and Young Adult Departments. Magic School Bus educational games
are also available in the Children's Department. Adaptive software
is available on a computer for the visually impaired.
Does the library have photocopiers?
Yes, there are black-and-white photocopiers in the General Adult Services Department.
The cost is $.15 per page. Color copy service is available for a fee at area
businesses such as Kinko's.
Does the library have a public fax service?
Yes, a fax machine is available in the General Adult Services Department. Outgoing faxes cost $1.50 for the first page and $1 for each additional page. Incoming faxes cost $1 per page. Call 589-4611 for more information.
Does the library have a typewriter for public
General Adult Services Department
has a typewriter
that is available for public use.
Does the library have scanners for public
General Adult Services Department
has portable scanners. Users must
present a library card or a computer card to use a scanner. Only basic
scanner instructions are provided. Users are expected to do scanning
projects on their own.
Does the library have a notary public?
Yes, please call the library for further information. This service
is also available at Nashua City Hall, banks, and at other locations listed in the
How may I reserve a meeting room?
The Nashua Public Library provides meeting room space to nonprofit groups in the greater Nashua area. To book a meeting room go to the meeting rooms page.
Does the library have a community bulletin
Yes, the library has a community bulletin board. Material must be cleared
through the Administration Office and will be posted by library staff. Only
non-profit organizations and public-service events will be posted. Nothing
of a commercial nature will be allowed, including business matters, job seeking
or listings, rides, roommates, etc. The Music, Art & Media department has
an additional bulletin board space for information on arts and entertainment
events. The Children's Department has a bulletin board for items of interest
to children and parents.
What services does the library have for people
Read about our books, adaptive
technology, and other services for our customers with disabilities.
Does the library accept donations of books
At this time certain departments may accept donations of items of interest
to patrons. If you would like to make a donation, please contact the appropriate
department directly. Please be aware that donated items must meet the same
selection criteria as purchased items. Items not included in our collection
will be placed in the library's book sale.
Read our current policy on gifts
Does the library have storytimes?
Yes, storytimes are held in the Children's Room every Monday, Tuesday, and
Wednesday morning at 10AM and Thursday evenings at 7PM year round. On Thursday
mornings, Babies and Books storytimes are 9AM and 10AM for children aged
13 to 30 months and at 11AM and noon for children from newborns to 12 months.
Every storytime is followed by a puppet show. All ages are welcome to attend
and no registration is required. Please see the Kidstuff
flyer and the Programs
for Children page for information on special storytimes and other programs.
How can I choose a good book?
For fiction, try the Novelist
You can also subscribe to our online book clubs or BookNews. Alternatively, contact the Reference Desk at 589-4611 to speak
with a librarian, who may be able to recommend books, authors, or websites
to meet your needs.
Does the library have tax forms?
Yes. During tax season the library provides Federal, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts
tax forms. Most forms are located by the main entrance. At other times forms
may be photocopied from binders in the
General Adult Services Department. Federal tax
forms are available online from the
IRS. New Hampshire Tax Forms are available online from the NH
Department of Revenue Administration. Massachusetts Tax Forms are available
online from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.
Does the library have Nashua High School yearbooks?
Yes, the library collects and holds Nashua High School yearbooks in the Hunt
Room. No other school yearbooks are collected.
For what museums does the library have passes?
View and sign up for one of the library's Museum passes.
Where can I find items that are new to the
Each department designates a location in which new books are displayed. Staff
of each department will be happy to show you these locationsYou can also view lists of our new material online.
Does the library have foreign language materials?
Yes. The library has materials in French, Spanish, Lithuanian, Russian, Chinese,
Portuguese, and Hindi.