CONCORD — Due to the current State of Emergency directives in New Hampshire regarding COVID-19, the New Hampshire State Library is closed to the public through April 3.

The New Hampshire State Library will continue to remain operational, providing remote services. At this time, library services are available by phone, by email and by accessing our online collections and resources through our website,

State Library staff will continue to provide technical and professional services to the libraries in the state.

In addition:

For reference or research service, contact the State Library by phone at (603) 271-2144, or through our online Ask a Librarian form.

All onsite classes, programs and meeting room reservations are suspended through April 3.

Items to be returned to the State Library should be kept by the borrower at this time; or, if borrowed by a state employee, returned via interoffice mail.

Requests to renew materials can be made by phone, (603) 271-2616.

Part of the New Hampshire Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, the New Hampshire State Library promotes excellence in libraries and library services to all New Hampshire residents, by assisting libraries and the people of New Hampshire with rapid access to library and informational resources through the development and coordination of a statewide library/information system; by meeting the informational needs of New Hampshire’s state, county and municipal governments and its libraries; and by serving as a resource for New Hampshire. For more information, visit

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