Visitors often comment on how charming the Nichols Library is. What’s surprising, then, is that more people spend time enjoying its charms. It’s the perfect place to do some personal business. With our Wi-Fi network, plug-ins for electronics, and fax, scanning and printing capabilities, the library would make a perfect office on the fly. Just the thing for visitors or locals who need a quiet place to work. We can accommodate small meetings during library hours (just be sure to call ahead). Mom’s with kids? Our kid’s nook has toys a-plenty to keep your toddler occupied for a spell. And if you have kids or grand kids who would enjoy some read-aloud or sing-along time, talk with us! Or just come by for a bit to sit and read. There’s nothing like sitting in a pleasant space and letting the imagination run free for re-charging one’s mental batteries. Find one of our comfy chairs by the fireplaces and settle in. Take this quick virtual tour to find your favorite cozy corner.
A Message from the Nichols Library Board of Trustees on Reopening the Library.As you may have heard, the Governor recently announced that libraries, among other services and businesses, may reopen on June 15th. What you may not know is that the Governors’ Economic Reopening Task Force has issued guidelines specific for libraries. We ask for your continued patience and understanding as we begin to implement these guidelines [continue reading].
We are now taking requests and putting them outside for you to pick up. You can get your loans between 10am and 2pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday [continue reading].
Browsing our Catalog
See our tips for browsing the catalog online under the Resources menu/Library Catalog.
NL Wish List.
Our Nichols Online Library
NHDB offers downloadable eBooks, audios, and magazines. Hoopla offers streaming audio, eBooks, comics, movies, and music. Kanopy Video offers access to over 30,000 films. Tumblebooks streams stories for kids and teens. You will need your library card number to register; contact us if you do not know your card number.
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Call 603-253-6950 or email us.
35 Plymouth Street, Center Harbor NH 03226-1339
Hours of operationOur regular hours have been suspended due to the pandemic state of emergency declared by the Governor.
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