Online Resources

We offer access to Overdrive, which allows our patrons to download ebooks and audiobooks. Click Here for Overdrive access.  We also have two e-readers available for our patrons to check out and read ebooks on.

There are several computers with internet access available for our patrons, and the library also offers free wifi. In the cafe, a Keurig waits with a large selection of coffees and teas. Comfortable seating areas in almost every room offer patrons a chance to sit and read, or visit with a friend.

The library subscribes to research databases, which our patrons can access. Click here.

Medical Information provides information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues. Find reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere for free.  Use Medline Plus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words or view medical videos or illustrations.  Get the latest medical research and updates on health topics that matter to you. Click here.

Community Gathering Spaces

The Woodman Room allows an area for meetings, community gatherings and more.

The Aaron Risley Computer Lab allows the library to offer free computer classes to the community. Click to hear learn more about  Aaron Risley SPL_4 .

computer lab

The library is a tech-friendly environment



Of course, the greatest resource of the Sanbornton Public Library would be the librarians themselves.

  • The director will cheerfully help with patron questions.
  • Martha Bodwell is always ready at the circulation desk to help, and to fill inter-library loan requests.
  • Cheryl and Christian can be found part-time at the library, but are none the less knowledgeable to track down answers for you.

Borrowing, Renewing, and Requesting

Borrowing Here is a link to our online catalog to search which items are at library. The Sanbornton Public Library allows patrons to check out: Books – 14 days Movies – 7 days Audiobooks – 14 days Music CDs – 14 days We do not charge overdue fines, allowing our patrons to donate on the …

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We have great resources for our patrons who want to learn to speak a new language, find an obscure article, or maybe track down their ancestors. The  Library Catalog Is Online Search for books, movies, and more HERE. What else can you do? 1. Place holds on items 2. Create lists of items (public or private) 3. See what …

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Genealogy Research

Genealogy Research Using Local Resources Contact the library director at 286-8288 /   Types of Primary Sources / Records Local Resources Sanbornton Public Library Holdings Guides to Genealogical Research (929’s) New Hampshire Collection Books We Don’t Own Books We Don’t Own / Publishers Books We Don’t Own / Interlibrary Loan Sanbornton Historical Society Town Clerk’s Office …

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Good Reads

There are many ways to find the next book to read. You can come in and browse, or you can use a bestseller list to pick the next one. Below you will find some links to lists, awards and more that can help you pick the right book for you or your children. Children’s Picks …

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How to Get a Library Card

Getting a library card in Sanbornton is simple. Come on into the library any time we are open, and the helpful staff will assist you in signing up for a card. This will entitle you to: Check out books, which you can have for two weeks with the possibility of renewal Check out movies, which …

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Museum Passes

The library currently has the following passes available:   Squam Lakes Natural Science Center Thanks to the donation from Sanbornton Conservation Commission, the library is again offering passes to Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. These are valid for TWO $3 trail admissions, plus up to four additional discounted trail admissions for $10 each. General Public trail …

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New Items

New Items for March 2016 Click on a title to be brought to its catalog page!   Adult Fiction Journey to Munich by Jacqueline Winspear Private Paris by James PattersonSandra Brown Tricky Twenty-Two by Janet Evanovich Property of a Noblewoman by Danielle Steel Cambodia Noir by Nick Seeley Proof Positive: a Joe Gunther Novel by Archer Mayor The Bone Clocks: a Novel by David …

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Editorials from the Director

Winnisquam Echo “Speaking Volumes” Columns   “Liar, liar, pants on fire” – is your candidate telling the truth? / October 23, 2008   Public Libraries — A Wise Investment / May 8, 2008   The Most Under-used Free Service in the World / April 3, 2008   The Library Experience – books not included / December 20, 2007   Sanbornton …

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