The Laconia Public Library offers fiction, non-fiction, biography, teen, children, paperback, large print, audiobooklCD book, music CD, DVD, video, and periodical collections for ioan. In addition there are the reference and Local History Room collections available for in house use. The Library also subscribes to several newspapers and has the local newspapers archived on microfilm dating back to 1849.
• Book Discussions: The Library hosts book discussions for children, teens, adults and seniors.
reader recommendation lists, and bestseller lists available to patrons as well as staff recommendations.
Catalogs: The Library's automated catalog of all
materials is available online at www.laconialibrary.org and through designated computers located throughout the building, searchable by title, author, subject etc.
Children's Room: The Children's Room, 10
cated on the lower level, offers books, videos, audio books, CDs, periodicals etc. for children.
Co~yins & Printing: The Library has a photo
copier as well as printing from the public computers.
Databases: The Library provides access to sev
eral reference online databases including Biography Resource, EBSCOhost, Novelist, Heritage Quest and Newsbank.
of a statewide consortium providing download
able audiobooks to patrons. Each patron is per
mitted up to three titles at a time and each title is
available for 7 days. A Laconia Public Library card
is necessary to subscribe. To register. log onto the
Email: The Library offers computers for email
Genealogy Research: The Library has a variety
of tools to assist with genealogy research inc!ud
ing the Local History Room collection as well as
access to online databases.
Interlibrary Loan: The library can borrow items
from other libraries both in state and out-of-state.
books focusing on the history of the Laconia area, New Hampshire, and New England. Included in this collection are Laconia City Directories, town histories, county histories, Laconia town reports, Laconia High School yearbooks and cemetery records.
Meeting Rooms: The Library has available, at no
charge, two conference rooms located on the upper level which accommodate 10-12 people as well as Laconia Rotary Hall which accommodates up to 110 people. Application forms are available at the main circulation desk and on the website.
Library archives the local newspapers on microfilm, dating back to 1849, and has a microfilm reader-printer available with printing capabilities.
Newsletter: The Library's monthly newsletter,
"Browsingn, provides information on Library programs, events, and new collection additions. Patrons may request a subscription to the printed format or access it on the website at www.laconialibrary.org . Additionally, you may register for a bi-weekly electronic newsletter which provides information on upcoming Library events.
Outreach Service: The Library will deliver items
to patrons at home who are homebound and
have difficulty in getting to the Library.
Park: The Library has a beautifut park open to
the public with gardens and chairs as well as free
wireless Internet access.
• ~:The Library offers passes to: ,.. Canterbury Shaker Village ,.. Currier Gallery of Art ,~ McAuliffe Shepard Discovery Center ,.. New Hampshire History Museum l~ Squam Lakes Science Center
Renewals: Items may be renewed for an addl
tional check out period if they have no holdsl
reserves. Renewals are accepted in person, by
phone, via email or online.