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General Information
Library Cards and Borrowing Policies
Computers
Library Services
Library Collections and Materials



General Information

What are the library's hours?
The library’s current hours are listed on our home page.



Where is the library located?
View the Location and Directions Information

How may I contact the library?
Visit our Contact Us page.

 


Library Cards and Borrowing Policies

How do I get a library card? How long can I borrow materials? What are fines for late materials?
For answers to these and other questions about borrowing materials, read our Library Card and Borrowing Policies

 


Computers

 

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 access the Internet and check Email?
Yes. The Reference, Children's, and Teen Departments have public computers. There is a limit of 1 hour per day per user for computer access. You may receive time extensions if no one is waiting to use a computer.

Teens ages 12 to 17 may use filtered Internet in the Teen Room. To use unfiltered Internet in the Reference Department, teens must have signed permission from a parent or legal guardian.

Children 11 and younger may use filtered Internet in the Children's Room.

See the Computer Use Policy for further information.

May I search online databases for articles or other information?
Yes. You can use our public computers to use 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 the Reference Department. NPL cardholders may access many databases from computers located outside the library.

May I use a CD or flash drive with your computers?
You can use CDs or flash drives to save files from electronic databases, Microsoft Office, the Internet, or email.  You can purchase CDRs for $1, CDRWs for $2, and USB flash drives for $10 at the reference desk.


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 the book.

What other programs are available on public computers?
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher as well as Internet access are available on computers in the Reference and Teen Departments. Microsoft Word and Internet access are available in the Children's Room.

Does the library have iPads, tablets, or e-readers for public use?
There are iPads with kids' educational apps in the Children's Room. No other tablets or e-readers are available for public use, although e-books, audiobooks, and independent films are available for checking out on your own device at www.nashualibrary.org/onlineaudiobooks.htm.



Library Services

Does the library have photocopiers?
Yes, there are black and white photocopiers on the main floor, near the elevator. The cost is $.15 per page. Color copy service is available for a fee at area businesses such as Kinko's or Alphagraphics.

Does the library have a public fax service?
Yes, a self-service fax machine is available on the main floor, near the elevator. Outgoing faxes cost $1.50 for the first page and $1 for each additional page. Incoming faxes cost $1 per page. Call (603) 589-4611 for more information.

Does the library have a typewriter for public use?
Yes, a typewriter is available on the main floor, near the elevator.

Does the library have scanners for public use?
Yes. The Reference Department has portable scanners to use with library computers. Users must present a library card or a computer card to use a scanner. Only basic scanner instructions are provided.

Does the library have a notary public?
Yes, please call (603) 589-4631 to find out availability of the notary. This service is also available at Nashua City Hall and banks.

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 board?
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.

Outside on the Library Plaza is a kiosk on which you can post any notices, without prior approval.

What services does the library have for people with disabilities?
Read about our services for people with special needs.

Does the library accept donations of books and other materials?
Yes. Read our current policy on gifts.

Does the library have storytimes?
Please visit our kids' page for information about storytimes and other children's programs.

How can I choose a good book?
For fiction, try the NoveList database; look for the link to it on this page. You can also subscribe to BookNews. Alternatively, contact the Reference Desk at (603) 589-4611 to speak with a librarian, who may be able to recommend books, authors, or websites to meet your needs.


Library Collections and Materials


Does the library have tax forms?
A limited number of printed forms are available in the Reference Department during tax season. 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.

If you need help obtaining online tax forms, ask our librarians. You may print online forms in the library for $.15 per page. (Your first copies of DP-10 and DP-8 are available free.)

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 library's collection?
Each department has a new book display. Staff will be happy to show you these locations. You 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.